AEW Dynamite “Winter is Coming” Results
December 2, 2020
Jacksonville, Florida (Daily’s Place)
Results by: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
Winter has arrived as this special episode of Dynamite opens with a special “Winter Is Coming” intro package. A ton of guys are surrounding the ring.
As the match begins a picture-in-picture promo from MJF talking about the ring. He says if Wardlow or Sammy wins it will be “their” ring.
Dynamite Diamond Battle Royal
Shawn Spears vs. Joey Janela vs. Scorpio Sky vs. Matt Hardy vs. Isiah Kassidy vs. Wardlow vs. Sammy Guevara vs. Miro vs. Matt Sydal vs. Marq Quen vs. Orange Cassidy vs. John Silver vs. Alex Reynolds vs. Luther vs. Serpentico vs. Adam Page vs. Jungle Boy vs. MJF vs. Kip Sabian vs. Lee Johnson
Matt Hardy eliminates Kassidy and Dark Order eliminates Serpentico with Adam Page. Page then eliminates Luther. Spears tosses Sydal over the top onto the ramp to eliminate him and Sky tosses Spears out as Tully Blanchard looks on. Blanchard hands Spears something and Spears puts his glove on and decks Sky with it. Wardlow tosses Sky out to eliminate him directly after.
Silver and Reynolds eliminate each other. Matt tosses Page out but Dark Order catches him and tosses him back in. Page hits Quen with the Buckshot Lariat but Hardy catches Page from behind and eliminates him. Sabian is eliminated by OC but then Sabian drags OC out and throws him into the guardrail. Miro then grabs him and tosses OC all around ringside. Miro goes off in the ring with suplexes and kicks for everybody. The Inner Circle guys are just watching.
Miro eliminates Lee Johnson and then tosses Hardy over the top but Matt hangs on. Miro tries to eliminate Quen but Matt catches him and they go for Silly String only for Miro to toss Quen to the floor and then Hardy. Miro tosses Janela out and then all of Inner Circle jump on Miro. Miro tosses Sammy and MJF aside and gets in Wardlow’s face.
Miro and Wardlow exchange strikes until MJF and Sammy grab Miro and hold him down as Miro punches him. Miro breaks free but eats a clothesline from Wardlow. Inner Circle toss MIro out to eliminate him. Jungle Boy goes nuts with some crazy offense.
Jungle Boy and Sammy have a cool sequen on the apron that ends with Jungle Boy backdropping Samy over the corner only for Sammy to land on the other side of the apron. Sammy and Jungle Boy exchange punches on the turnbuckles but MJF tosses them out to eliminate them.
Wardlow realizes OC is laid out on the floor but hasn’t been eliminated so he drags him in the ring. OC shoves Wardlow into MJF but Wardlow manages to save MJF from being eliminated. They argue which allows OC to hit both of them with Superman Punches. OC tosses Wardlow out and it comes down to just MJF and OC next week!
Winners: OC and MJF
Frankie Kazarian (5-4) vs. “The Demo God” Chris Jericho (5-4) w/Jake Hager & Santana
This is the first time Jericho and Kazarian have faced off in a singles match before. Jericho and Kaz lock up and Kazarian immediately gets him in a side headlock. Kaz drop toe holds Jericho into the ropes and then slingshots into the ring with a side roll for a nearfall. Kaz goes right back into the side headlock.
Jericho shoves Kaz into the ropes and they run into each other and Jericho pokes him in the eyes. Jericho hits a dropkick sending Kazarian to the floor. Kaz sweeps Jericho’s legs and lays him out on the apron before hitting a Slingshot Guillotine Leg Drop. Hager tries to get involved but eats a right hand from Kaz. The distraction allows Jericho to catch Kaz with a Codebreaker as he tried to get back in the ring. Jericho suplxes Kaz onto the top rope and then dumps him to the floor.
Jericho hits a Vertical Suplex and then goes for a clothesline but Kaz counters with a Backslide for a nearfall. Kazarian hits a series of clotheslines and a Flying Forearm HBK style. Kazarian goes for a dropkick but Jericho stops and then goes for the Lionsault only to land on Kaz’s knees. Kaz hits a Springboard Guillotine Leg Drop for a nearfall.
Kaz lifts Jericho up to the top rope and climbs up for and hits the Flux Capacitor! I haven’t seen Kaz break that out in years! 1…2…NO Jericho kicks out! Kazarian goes for an Unprettier but Jericho shoves him into the corner and attempts another Codebreaker. Kaz blocks it and puts Jericho in a Walls of Jericho! Santana threatens to hit Kaz but he refuses to break the hold. MJF and Wardlow run out and MJF looks like he is going to throw in the towel but Sammy Guevara snatches it away as Jericho reaches the ropes.
Jericho sees Sammy with the towel and thinks he is going to throw it. Kaz rolls Jericho up for a pair of nearfalls. Kaz hits a series of kicks but then walks right into the Judas Effect for the pin!
Winner: Jericho via pinfall (Judas Effect)
MJF and Sammy get into it after the match which pisses Jericho off and says he is tired of this shit. Jericho says that next week they will all decide to work together as a team or they break up forever.
Backstage The Young Bucks announce that they are facing The Hybrid 2 and if they win they will give them a shot at the titles. The Acclaimed walk up and announce their arrival in AEW and Max busts out a freestyle dumping on the Bucks. Matt laughs and talks about him stealing Cena’s gimmick. The Hybrid 2 attack the Bucks and throw them into a dumpster. SCU chase them off with a chair.
Dr. Britt Baker (6-6) w/Rebel vs. “Legit” Leyla Hirsch (1-2)
Hirsch immediately grabs Baker’s arm and puts in a Fujiwara Armbar but Baker manages to get to the ropes. Hirsch takes Baker down and shows off her amateur skills spinning all around Baker. Hirsch hits a Side Headlock Takeover but Baker counters with a Headscissors only for Hirsch to flip back over into the headlock.
Baker shows off her chain wrestling but Hirsch counters her into a Cross Armbreaker. Baker manages to break the hold by literally grabbing Hirsch’s teeth. Baker hits a Superkick and then a DDT.
Baker hits a Suplex and taunts Hirsch until Hirsch connects with a series of forearms followed by a German Suplex. Baker rolls to the floor and pulls Reba into a Tope Suicida from Hirsch. Baker hits the Sling Blade on the floor and then stomps her into the ring apron. Baker drags Hirsch back in the ring and goes for a Suplex but Hirsch counters into a Bicycle Knee followed by the Cross Armbreaker!
Baker fights the hold and counters into the Lockjaw! Hirsch rolls over right back into the Cross Armbreaker but Baker breaks the hold. She goes for a Superkick but Hirsch blocks it and hits another Pump Knee! Hirsch goes to the top but Rebel gets on the apron to distract her. Baker pulls her down into an STO into the turnbuckles. Baker hits a Spinning Neckbreaker followed by the Lockjaw for the win.
Winner: Baker via submission (Lockjaw)
Thunder Rosa hits the ring and attacks Baker. Referees separate them and then Reba attacks Rosa which results in Hirsch Suplexing Reba out of her boots. Rosa and Baker fight again until a bunch of producers come out and separate them again.
A video package recaps the drama between Team Taz and Cody.
Darby Allin (14-5) & “American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes (20-3-1) w/Arn Anderson vs. Team Taz (Ricky Starks (15-2) & Will Hobbs(7-6)) w/Taz
Hobbs and Starks hit the ring and all four men brawl.
Cody and Allin double team Starks in their corner. Cody hits a Delayed Vertical Suplex and then beats on Starks in the corner. Allin tags in and eats a lariat from Hobbs as Starks baited him into chasing him around ringside. Hobbs tosses Starks into the guardrail and then tags into the match. Hobbs hits a Delayed Suplex of his own and then taunts Cody with pushups.
Starks tags back in and Team Taz lift Starks up into the air and slam him with a sort of Press Slam for a nearfall. Hobbs and Starks are utilizing quick tags as they brutalize Allin in their corner. Hobbs hits a Backbreaker before tagging Starks back in. Starks and Allin run head first into each other and both men are down.
Hobbs stops Allin from tagging out and tags in himself before dead lifting Allin up in the air for a German Suplex. Allin counters it only for Hobbs to stop him and put him in a Bear Hug and toss him all around the ring like a ragdoll. Allin manages to catch Hobbs with a Sunset Flip attempt but Hobbs blocks it and then tosses him across the ring by his ears!
Allin finally manages to get away and make the hot tag. Cody hits a Snap Powerslam on Starks and then hits a Disaster Kick on Hobbs. Cody goes for the CrossRhodes but Starks blocks it. Cody hits the Cody Cutter and Allin tags himself in. Cody hits a Plancha onto Hobbs on the floor and Allin hits the Coffin Drop on Starks for the pin.
Winners: Allin & Cody via pinfall (Coffin Drop)
Hobbs attacks Allin after the match and Arn Anderson attacks Hobbs from behind. Hobbs and Starks beat Arn down which brings Dustin Rhodes out. Brian Cage runs out and Team Taz beat down the Nightmare Family. Taz hands the FTW Title to Hobbs and he goes to hit Cody until the lights go out. A video plays with a bunch of ice and ominous music and when the lights come on STING HAS ARRIVED! STING WALKS OUT AND TEAM TAZ FREAK OUT AND BAIL! A bunch of snow is falling down on Sting as he enters.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 3, 2020
Sting comes face to face with Arn and then looks down at Dustin before kneeling down before Cody. He then turns to Darby and gets in his face as Darby’s lip is literally quivering.
Tony Schiavone reveals that AEW owner Tony Khan has revealed to him that Sting has signed a “multi-year deal” with AEW.
Alex Marvez interviews Hikaru Shida backstage and says she is not afraid of Abadon and says that she is just a girl doing zombie cosplay. A sound startles Shida and she asks to redo it but Marvez tells her that they are live.
Jon Moxley says that the whole world wanted to write him off a few years ago but he bitch slapped the entire wrestling world. He says that he and Omega have been destined to be foes their entire careers. He says the stakes couldn’t be higher tonight and there is only one thing left to do and that is to go out and make everyone go bananas.
AEW World Heavyweight Championship
“The Death Rider” Jon Moxley (21-0) (c) vs. “The Cleaner” Kenny Omega (7-0)
Don Callis of Impact Wrestling has joined commentary for this match. He and Omega are close friends. Omega and Moxley lockup and Moxley immediately goes for a Rear Naked Choke but Omega gets to the ropes. They chain wrestle for a few minutes with neither man being able to take control. Moxley runs over Omega and then takes him down with a Side Headlock Takeover.
Omega fights out and lights Moxley up with chops and right hands. Moxley shrugs him off and gets in Omega’s face and hits some chops and slaps of his own. Moxley hits a Running Clothesline but Omega catches him with a Hurricanrana as he went for another one. Moxley rolls to the floor and Omega goes for a Tope Suicida only for Mox to slide in and catch him with a Black Hole Slam.
Moxley clotheslines Omega to the floor and then tries to toss him into the guardrail but Omega reverses it. Omega tries to whip Mox into the barricade but Omega blocks it and then goes for a Moonsault off the barricade but Moxley moves and as Kenny lands he eats a German Suplex on the floor from Moxley. Moxley tosses Omega into the barricade repeatedly and then rolls back in the ring to break the referee’s 10-count.
Omega hits a Springboard Missile Dropkick to Moxley’s knee – which was injured during the break – followed by a Leg Lariat for a nearfall. Omega hangs Moxley’s knee up in the ropes and dropkicks it again. Omega charges at Moxley but runs right into a nasty Lariat from the champ. Moxley reaches down to pick Omega up but Omega rolls him up and locks in a Kneebar.
Moxley reaches the ropes to break the hold but Omega keeps the pressure on with a number of chops and then goes for a Fireman’s Carry, but Moxley blocks it and hits a German Suplex. Moxley hits another German Suplex and goes for a third but Omega hits a series of elbows. Moxley headbutts Omega and follows up with a Pump Handle Exploder Suplex for a nearfall. Moxley hits a Release Vertical Suplex for another nearfall but Moxley immediately grabs his knee.
During the break they exchanged strikes and Moxley put Omega in an STF and then a Crossface. Omega sidesteps a charging Moxley and sends him to the floor. Omega hits a gorgeous Somersault Plancha over the top onto Moxley on the floor. Back in the ring, Omega goes for a springboard move but lands right into a Paradigm Shift in midair! Moxley hesitates before pinning Omega, though, and goes to the floor and pulls out some chairs.
Moxley sets up the chairs in the ring and sits down in one. He dares Omega to sit in the other and begs him to hit him. They start slapping the absolute piss out of each other and then start jabbing each other in the face. Moxley hits a big right hand but then eats a V-Trigger from Omega! Omega hits the Snap Dragon followed by a second one and then he goes for another V-Trigger only for Moxley to sidestep it and hit a Snap German!
Omega comes back with another V-Trigger but then eats a King Kong Lariat from Moxley as he bounced off the ropes! Moxley hits the Paradigm Shift again! 1…2…NO Omega kicks out literally at the last split second! Omega manages to roll to the floor to get away from Moxley. Moxley goes for a Tope Suicida of his own but eats a V-Trigger in midair!
Omega rolls Moxley into the ring and then dives off the top with a Missile Dropkick followed by a V-Trigger into the turnbuckles and then a Tiger Driver ’98! 1…2…NO Moxley kicks out! Moxley hits a series of knees but Moxley catches a V-Trigger attempt and hits a Forearm Smash. Moxley hits the ropes but eats another V-Trigger. Omega goes for One Winged Angel but Moxley escapes into a Paradigm Shift. Omega blocks it and Moxley goes for the Bulldog Choke but Omega shoves him into the ropes and hits a dropkick.
Omega hits a Ripcord V-Trigger and then lifts him up for the One Winged Angel. Moxley elbows Omega to break it but as he hit the mat Omega catches him with a Wheelbarrow Suplex for another nearfall. Omega goes to the top but Moxley shoves Omega to the floor. Moxley Paradigm Shifts Omega into a portable heater that sitting at ringside for the fans.
The doctor runs out to check on Omega which pisses off Moxley. A bunch of referees and Don Callis all come down to check on Omega. Moxley shoves all the referees away and drags Omega back in the ring. Moxley starts punching Omega in the face over and over as Callis screams that he’s hurt. Moxley shoves Callis and Omega picks up the microphone that Callis had. Omega hits Moxley with it and he’s busted open.
Omega pulls his knee pad down and nails Moxley with three straight V-Triggers! Omega hits a fourth one into the turnbuckles. Omega lifts Moxley up and drops him with the One Winged Angel! 1…2…3! NEW CHAMP!
Winner & NEW World Champ: Omega via pinfall (One Winged Angel)
Callis and Omega briefly celebrate but then take off to the back and go to a car. Alex Marvez runs up to them and ask them what the hell just happened. Callis says they will explain everything next… Tuesday… on Impact Wrestling on AXS TV!