All Elite Wrestling returns from the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado for this week's episode of AEW Dynamite. Featured below are complete results of the Wednesday, March 4th show.
AEW DYNAMITE RESULTS (March 4, 2020)
The show kicks off with a video package showing some of the top highlights from the AEW Revolution pay-per-view. From there, we shoot inside the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado for the post-PPV episode of the weekly AEW On TNT (and AEW on TSN, etc.) broadcast.
AEW World Champion Jon Moxley Kicks Off This Week's Show
We are welcomed to the show by the announcers who talk about Jon Moxley winning the World Championship from Chris Jericho over the weekend. Justin Roberts then introduces the new title-holder for All Elite Wrestling, who makes his trademark entrance through the crowd as he heads to the ring to kick off this week's show.
As Moxley enters the ring, his music fades and the fan-chants of his name pick up and spread throughout the 1STBANK Center. As Moxley energizes from the noise and love from the fans, they switch to a "You Deserve It!" chant. We see a close-up of the big gash on Moxley's head, which the announcers talk about getting stitched shut after his battle with Jericho at AEW Revolution.
Moxley begins his promo saying the three letters AEW represent the best in the pro wrestling, which he says with emphasis. He talks about how the title was never Jericho's and goes on to talk about how "we want pro wrestling back." He says with that in mind, he will defend the belt with his life, crawling through any hell and climbing any mountain to keep it.
He says he's not going to hide, he welcomes any challengers. He also says he's no dummy and that he's aware that things between he and The Inner Circle are not over yet.
Chris Jericho & The Inner Circle Make Their Way Out
As soon as Moxley says that, the music of the former "Le Champion" of AEW, Chris Jericho, along with the rest of his Inner Circle crew, makes their way out to the top of the entrance stage. The Inner Circle hangs back while Jericho, holding a mic, takes a couple steps forward and waits for the fans to finish singing the lyrics to his song.
Jericho goes on to say he doesn't and never needed the title to be "Le Champion." The fans start chanting "Yes you do!" He mocks them for not being able to organize and chant the same thing at once. As Jericho goes on to insult Moxley some more, he is interrupted by a chant of "You suck ass," which they said unanimously without issue this time around.
From there, Jericho gets into specifics from their battle at AEW Revolution. He brings up the spot at the end of the match where Moxley took his eye patch off and revealed he could see out of both eyes. Jericho said he didn't prepare for a fight against a man who had vision in two eyes. He calls Moxley and all of the AEW fans liars.
After a "Bullsh*t" chant from the Denver crowd wraps up, Jericho puts the AEW roster on notice that The Inner Circle is out for blood. He mentions that things begin tonight with Moxley himself, as he brings up the advertised tag-team main event match pitting Jericho and Sammy Guevara against Jon Moxley and Darby Allin.
Jericho says he will take a leave of absence for 30 days, or even 60 days, if Moxley walks out on his own later tonight. Jericho reminds everybody that he's always got a fan and finishes by telling Moxley he's not as smart as he thinks he is.
Moxley says he's so sick of hearing Jericho talk. He says he never claimed to be that smart. He says tonight he's gonna send Jericho walking for 60 days and make him look like a dumb son of a b*tch.
After the opening promo segment, the announcers run down a list of matches scheduled for tonight's show, concluding by setting up the first bout of the evening.
SCU & Colt Cabana vs. The Dark Order
Kicking off things inside the squared circle this week is an eight-man tag-team bout, with SoCal Uncensored (SCU) -- Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky -- teaming up with Colt Cabana to take on The Dark Order.
SCU comes out first in matching ring attire with jackets and Daniels holding a long, old school microphone on a pole. Colt Cabana's music hits and out he comes looking like a Street Fighter character, complete with a Gi with a custom paint job and a bandana.
As Cabana finishes up his entrance, Jim Ross takes us to a commercial break. When we return, The Dark Order begin their walk to the ring. Out comes John Silver, Alex Reynolds, Stu Grayson & Evil Uno, with a graphic informing us that this is the first time they have teamed together on AEW Dynamite.
Things settle and now the bell sounds to start the match as the announcers wrap up some plugs for the AEW Unrestricted podcast and some upcoming live events and TV tapings. Stu Grayson and Colt Cabana kick things off for their respective teams in the ring.
As Cabana establishes the early offensive advantage over Grayson, the rest of The Dark Order swarms him like a group of hornets and now the heel foursome are in the offensive driver's seat. This lasts until Daniels hits a cheap shot from behind on the ring apron. This leads to three leapfrog leg-drogs from the ring apron into the ring.
The babyface foursome settle into the lead now as SCU utilizes quick tags to keep fresh guys on the beaten down Dark Order member. Finally, Silver gets some offense in and The Dark Order with some triple-team offense behind the referee's back, including Daniels being thrown into the ring post, turns the offensive tide back in their favor.
The announcers speculate and question whether or not The Dark Order really have an "Exalted One" or if it is "Exalted One(s)" and who he, she or they might be. They take us a to another commercial break as The Dark Order continue to dominate the action with Daniels isolated in the ring.
We return from commercial to see Daniels is still stuck in the ring unable to make it to his corner to tag in one of his three teammates, as The Dark Order foursome continue to keep him alone in the ring as they deliver more punishment. Finally, however, Daniels makes the tag.
Kazarian takes the hot tag and comes into the ring hitting and taking out any-and-everything that moves, as multiple Dark Order members try and slow down his momentum. Kazarian turns his back after a cool middle-rope leg-drop spot on two stacked Dark Order bodies, which leads to The Dark Order teaming up and attacking him from behind.
The other SCU members and Cabana hit the ring to even up the numbers game. The referee just stands back and watches as all eight guys battle in different sections of the ring. SCU hits a cool double-team move on the last Dark Order member in the ring before diving out to the floor for some suicide splashes.
Kazarian with a near fall but moments later The Dark Order start ganging up on him. He manages to tag in Colt Cabana, who starts taking things over until eventually the numbers game and sneaky tactics from The Dark Order slows down his momentum.
SCU hits the rings for some cool dives to clear the ring. Colt Cabana hits his awesome Chicago Skyline and follows up with his Superman-finisher for the 1-2-3.
Winners: SCU & Colt Cabana
After The Match: Another Exalted One Tease
Following the loss to SCU and Colt Cabana, one of the members of The Dark Order jumps on the mic and says this is not how things were supposed to go. He says the Exalted One is going to be upset when he finds out and that heads are gonna roll.
Big Swole vs. Leva Bates
After a video package highlighting the AEW Tag-Team Title match from AEW Revolution, with it being put over as one of the best matches in ages, we return to the 1STBANK Center.
Inside the arena, the announce team are shown on camera as they are joined by Dr. Britt Baker as guest commentator for our next match, which is in the women's division.
Out comes Big Swole to the ring, where Leva Bates is already standing. The bell sounds and here we go. Big Swole showcases about a minute or two of offense before hitting her finisher for the 1-2-3 in the squash match.
The announcers thank Baker for joining them as Swole celebrates in the ring.
Winner: Big Swole
Cody Makes His Way Out To The Ring
From there, J.R. takes us to a video recap showing highlights of the Cody vs. MJF match from this past Saturday night's AEW Revolution PPV.
After the video package we return live in the arena where Cody's music hits and out he comes. As he continues making his way to the ring, the announcers kick it to another commercial break.
We return from the break to see Cody still getting a standing ovation from the fans in Broomfield. He begins his promo talking about what it feels like to come up short against MJF at AEW Revolution.
Cody then goes on to talk about what it's like to go from wanting to be a pro wrestler his whole life. He continues talking about the journey of a wrestler and then what he went through to get the match with MJF, including getting whipped.
He says he can only live with himself if one thing happens. If MJF comes out right now and says to him face-to-face, eye-to-eye that he beat him fair-and-square at AEW Revolution.
Jake "The Snake" Roberts Makes His Way To AEW
Some music immediately hits, but it isn't MJF's. It's a WWE Hall of Fame legends AEW theme, as out walks Jake "The Snake" Roberts.
Roberts gets a legends reaction from the AEW Broomfield audience and then when his music fades, he talks about being sick of listening to Cody bitch and complain. He says he needs to accept that he simply got his ass kicked.
Jake says he isn't here to praise Cody, he's here to slay him. He says the only reason he is here is because he is a client. He says the dark side is coming to AEW. He says it's been 20 years for him to get clean and get right and by god he earned it. He says he isn't going to be a nice boy and play right.
He goes on to talk about playing mind games over the years, explaining the psychology behind the reason he carried a snake in a sack to the ring with him. He gets back to Cody and tells him he can bring his one-trick pony Arn Anderson with him. Jake keeps bringing up old Ceaser. He says he's not in AEW to take the whole pie -- just Cody's share.
Jake said a wise man once told him to never turn his back on someone you respect, or someone you're afraid of. He then turns around and throws the mic over his head, literally turning his back and walking away from Cody. Check out video footage of the Jake "The Snake" Roberts debut segment from AEW Dynamite in Broomfield, CO. by clicking here.
Chuck Taylor vs. "The Bastard" PAC
The Best Friends make their way out to the ring as they are up next, with one of the Best Friends taking on "The Bastard" PAC in one-on-one action. We head to commercial break.
We're back from the break as J.R. informs us that Chuck Taylor will be representing The Best Friends against "The Bastard" PAC, who Justin Roberts introduces now as the announcers now inform us that The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega are not here tonight in Broomfield.
The bell sounds and here we go. PAC dominates much of the action until eventually picking up the victory when he locked Chuck in the Brutalizer after a slingshot cutter.
Winner: "The Bastard" PAC
After The Match: Lucha Bros Come Out, Death Triangle Is Formed
Once the match is over, The Lucha Bros -- Pentagon JR. and Rey Fenix -- make their way out. They help PAC beat down Orange Cassidy and afterwards, PAC cuts a promo and declares the trio is now known as the Death Triangle and says no one is safe from them.
Tully Blanchard Begins "#SearchForSpears" Tag-Team Partner
A backstage segment airs featuring WWE Hall Of Famer Tully Blanchard inviting social media submissions for a tag-team partner for "The Chairman of AEW" Shawn Spears.
He tells anyone interested to use the "#SearchForSpears" hash-tag to close out the promo.
Jake Hager vs. QT Marshall
Next up here on AEW Dynamite is another one-on-one bout, with Jake Hager of The Inner Circle taking on QT Marshall. The bell sounds and here we go.
It's all Hager from bell to bell, with Marshall not getting in much of anything before ultimately, the finish sees Hager put Marshall to sleep with a standing arm-triangle choke submission.
Winner: Jake Hager
After The Match: Inner Circle Beats Down QT Marshall's Friends, Matt Jackson Makes Save
After the match, Hager keeps the hold applied and refuses to let go of the unconscious Marshall. This leads to Dustin Rhodes hitting the ring to make the save, but the other members of The Inner Circle join in and the numbers game is too much for Dustin.
Now, Cody sprints to the ring in a suit and is taking it to everyone in sight until eventually they swarm him as well. Matt Jackson comes out by himself, as Nick Jackson and Kenny Omega are still not here according to the announcers.
Jackson hits Super Kicks on everything that moves until finally it's just Jake Hager remaining. Hager takes him out and then finally "Hangman" Adam Page comes out in a button up shirt and jeans while drinking a beer. He slowly walks down and sets his beer down. He takes out everyone in The Inner Circle and then flips off Matt Jackson and exits the ring full of babyfaces as we head to another commercial.
The Announcers Run Down AEW Dynamite Card For Next Week ...
The announcers talk to us in an on-camera shot to inform us that Ortiz vs. Cody is set for next week's show in Salt Lake City, as well as the in-ring debut of Death Triangle -- the new trio with PAC and The Lucha Bros. They also promise to deliver the rules for the special Blood & Guts match. Finally, Schiavone plugs a 6-man tag with MJF and The Butcher & The Blade vs. Jurassic Express.
MJF Gloats About Cody Win, Vows To Have Legacy Of Greatness
We shoot to a pre-taped backstage promo segment featuring MJF. The man who defeated Cody at AEW Revolution this past Sunday night gloats about his victory.
He claims Cody's legacy is over and he's still got plenty of ink left for his own legacy. He claims his legacy will be the greatest champion in the history of pro wrestling. He tells Moxley he heard him right.
He ends the segment by revealing an under-shirt that reads, "I pinned Cody." He jokes about it being distracting, kind of like a neck tattoo, referencing Cody's new "American Nightmare" neck tattoo.
Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara vs. Jon Moxley & Darby Allin
We return from the break and it's main event time. Chris Jericho's music hits and out walks the leader of The Inner Circle with one of the members of the group and his tag-team partner for tonight, "The Spanish God" Sammy Guevara.
After they wrap up their ring entrance, the lights go out and the fans explode as Darby Allin's music and video plays as he makes his way out. He comes out with his skateboard and rolls his way down to the ring with a hoodie on as the announcers do some in-house plugging for those watching live on TNT tonight.
Finally, Allin's music fades and the music of the new world champion of All Elite Wrestling, Jon Moxley, hits and out he comes, once again making his trademark walk through the fans in the crowd inside the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, CO.
As he continues his way to the ring, three masked "fans" attack him and drag him to the hallway in the arena. They take their masks off, revealing themselves to be Jake Hager, Santana and Ortiz, the other three members of Chris Jericho's Inner Circle faction.
Jericho is shown with a big smile on his face as we join the fans, Jericho, Guevara and Allin in the ring in watching the trio beat down Moxley as fans start to filter to that area of the arena. Moxley fights back a bit but the numbers game is too much. They beat him down again and empty a trash can on him.
The bell sounds inside the arena and it looks like it will instead be a two-on-one handicap main event tonight, as doctors tend to Moxley in the hallway of the 1STBANK Center while The Inner Circle thugs finally walk away and join Jericho and Guevara at ringside, where we see Jericho and Guevara clearly in control of Allin.
Jericho taunts and mocks Allin as he arrogantly beats him up some more. The fans try and chant and help bring life into Allin. Hager sneaks in some cheap shots from the floor as Jericho distracts the ref. Jericho hangs Allin upside down in the corner of the ring in the tree of woe. He charges from the opposite end of the ring looking for a dropkick to Allin's hanging dome, but Allin does a sit-up just in time.
Allin now gets in an offensive run, as he knocks down the former AEW World Champion and gets in a few moves before Jericho cuts his run really short and moments later locks him in the Walls of Jericho finisher. Allin finally makes it to the ropes to force the hold to be broken. Jericho knocks Allin out to the floor where like vultures, Hager and the team of Ortiz and Santana swarm, ganging up on Allin as we head to a mid-match commercial.
We return from the break and we see Jericho still in control of the action. He beats up Allin some more as he gloats to the fans all-the-while. Guevara now tags in and does much of the same. Now the fans are chanting something so bad that at almost 10pm it's being edited, while an hour earlier a prolonged "Bullsh*t" chant made the cut just fine.
Jericho tags back in and delivers some slaps to Allin's face. This enrages Allin, who finally fires up and shows signs of life, clotheslining Jericho over the top and diving onto him on the floor.
Before Allin can get much more offense in, however, Jericho takes over once the action returns to the ring. He is being cocky immediately again, raking the eyes of Allin with his boot and moving slowly as he approaches him. Jericho hits a Lionsault on the double-knees of Allin, who put his legs up just in time.
Out of nowhere, Allin hits a wicked Canadian Destroyer for a near fall. He hits his even more wicked Coffin Drop off the top rope, which elicits the obligatory "Holy sh*t" chant from any red-blooded wrestling fan on planet earth that witnesses it. Back in the ring, he hits it again on Guevara for a close near fall that the Broomfield audience counted along with, hoping for the finish.
Jericho hits the Judas Effect on Allin as he goes to dive onto him on the floor after flying through the ropes. Replays show Allin get blasted by Jericho as soon as he went through the ropes. Back in the ring, Guevara gets the pin and win for his team.
Winners: Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara
After The Match: Jon Moxley Breaks Free From Doctor, Inner Circle Swarms
Once the match is over, Guevara is hoisted up on their shoulders like a hero as The Inner Circle celebrates and over-celebrates the easy win in the handicap main event.
Finally, Jon Moxley is shown coming through the traditional entrance way from the backstage area, as he breaks free from AEW doctor Sampson and charges to the ring. He hits a couple of Paradigm Shifts and then, well, things shifted again.
The Inner Circle utilized the advantage of the numbers game, as Hager starts a prolonged beat down of the new AEW World Champion that ends at the top of the stage, where Moxley is power bombed ten feet down through a table. The Inner Circle poses and celebrates as AEW Dynamite goes off the air.
That will do it for our coverage of this week's show from Broomfield, CO. Thanks for stopping by and make sure to join us again right here next Wednesday night. Same bat-time, same bat-channel. Until then, check me out on Twitter @MattBoone1984.
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