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21-Man Casino Battle Royal (Winner gets future shot a AEW World Championship)
MJF, Dustin Thomas, Sunny Daze, Brandon Cutler, and Michale Nakazawa start things off. MJF immediately goes after Thomas and calls him "Lt. Dan" from Forrest Gump, Cutler immediately swings on MJF. Nakazawa brings out the baby oil and uses it to his advantage to slide out of a few moves. MJF talking a whole lot of trash thus far.
Brian Pillman Jr., Isiah Kassidy, Jimmy Havoc, Joey Janela, and Shawn Spears enter.
Shawn Spears heads out and gets a "10!" chant from the crowd. He goes right after MJF, but gets poked in the eye and MJF mocks the 10 pose. Spears returns fire with a neckbreaker, does his ten hand pose and then gives a middle finger. Glacier sends out Sunny Daze, MJF sends out Glacier.
Billy Gunn, Glacier, Ace Romero, Marq Quen, Sonny Kiss, Tommy Dreamer, Luchasaurus, Marko Stunt and others enter.
One last guy to go as every swings away on each other. Plenty of bodies still to go. Dream heads into the ring and sends a trash can into the ring, clipping Luchasaurus. Dreamer starts smacking everyone with a trash lid. Havoc wants a shot from Dream, then gets a cutter.
Adam Page is the 21st and last entrant.
Page swings away on anyone in the ring. MJF goes after Page and gets dropped too. Janela and Page meet in the middle of the ring and swing away on each other. Spears lights up Romero in the corner as Luchasaurus wants a piece of Page, but Romero ends up taking out Luchasaurus. Page tried to lift up Romero and the knee gives out. Stunt takes on Romero, but ends up getting pounced out of the ring and onto Private Party! Jungle Boy with a dropkick to Romero's back and sends him out of the ring.
Thomas with a 619 and then a 450 splash down on Janela. MJF blasts Thomas and sets him on the top turnbuckle, he then grabs Spears and suplexes him out of the ring! MJF with a counter shot to send Thomas out of the ring. Cutler sends Gunn out, MJF tosses Cutler. Luchasaurus ends up sending Janela out and down through a table! Dreamer eliminates Kiss. Cassidy finally gets into the ring and sends in the lights kicks on Dreamer's leg.
Dreamer plays along and punches Cassidy, he kips up with hands in his pockets. Dreamer then just sends him out of the ring. Havoc with staple gun to Dreamer's head and down low, he's out of the match. Jungle Boy nearly thrown out by MJF, but Havoc bites on Jungle Boy's fingers and he's out. Down to the final four: Page, Luchasaurus, Havoc, and MJF. The three go after MJF at first, he rolls out to the floor, but not over the top rope.
Luchasaurus sends out Havoc. Page and Lucha face off in the ring with MJF still sitting out on the floor. Page gets dropped on his knee, Luchasaurus charges, Page drops down and out he goes. Page thinks he won, MJF sneaks in and tries to throw him out. Page hangs on, hits buckshot lariat and sends MJF out of the ring.
Winner: Adam Page receives future AEW World Championship match.
- Backstage, Alicia A talks with Kylie Rae about tonight's show. Rae is super excited about tonight's match and talks about how cool tonight is. She ends up getting quieted by "The Librarian" Peter Avalon, he then gets "Shhhh'd" by Leva Bates. They end up in a "shush-off" as Rae just smiles and watches on in the background.
- Hype video for Cody vs. Dustin Rhodes. We see clips of the two brothers from over the years and both of their days in WWE.
Sammy Guevara vs. Kip Sabian
Mat wrestling gets us started with a couple stalemates. Sabian with a second rope springboard hurricanrana and follows it up with a leg lariat. Guevara gets sent out to the floor. Sabian fakes a springboard and kicks Guevara in the head, second rope flip, clearing out Guevara. He tosses Guevara back in the ring and he immediately hits the ropes and takes out Sabian.
Back in the ring, Guevara kicks away on his opponent, but gets caught with a dragon screw leg whip. Sabian works over Guevara's leg, but he's able to get to the bottom rope. Guevara with a flurry of attacks, finishes with a standing shooting star press, cover, 1-2. Sabian recovers and goes back to work on Guevara, pin, two. Guevara with a superman forearm. Guevara looks for a suplex over the top rope, they land on their feet and Guevara immediately goes into a suplex! Guevara lays Sabian on the barricade, Guevara hits a shooting star press from the apron down on Sabian. Back in the ring, Guevara calls for a 630, but Sabian gets the knees up. Torture rack position, hits deathly hallows, cover, 1-2-3.
Winner: Kip Sabian via Pinfall
- Vignette for Sadie Gibbs showing off some of her skills in the ring.
- Backstage, Jim Ross makes his way up to the announce table.
- Outside, a pickup truck pulls up, we see Pharaoh first, then Brandi Rhodes, and finally Cody. He sips some coffee, gives Brandi a kiss and heads in. Inside, Kenny Omega is apparently watching the show on a laptop and gives the camera a big thumbs up. Matt Jackson is walking around backstage and meets Michael Nakazawa. Matt tries to put on a friendly face, but then gets angry as he heads off. Nick asks him if he's okay, Matt says yeah. Matt and Nick are asked about their credientials, Nick superkicks the guys and papers fly.
The group comes out to hype up the crowd. Cody goes to welcome the crowd, Matt takes the mic, Nick grabs it, Kenny then snatches it away to welcome the crowd. "AEW!" chant from the crowd. Matt says it's so cool to see 20k people, Cody says it's more like 13k, Matt says this is pro wrestling, you round up. Cody goes along with it and says they set the attendance record with 20k fans! Brandi notes this is the first sensory inclusive event in wrestling history. Cody says this is a revolution as we fade to black.
- Before the match, SCU does their "worst town" bit, but say Las Vegas might be their favorite worst town. Daniels does a little singing and Kazarian gets a big "SCU" from the live crowd.
SCU (Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian, and Scorpio Sky) vs. CIMA, T-Hawk, and Lindaman
CIMA and Daniels get us started, Daniels with a shoulder block, both with some double arm drags. They both go for it again and just drop down together on the mat for a stalemate. Kazarian and T-Hawk head in, wristlock on Kazarian who flips out of it, tries for a pin, two. Kazarian with a nice combo of strikes ending with a lariat. T-Hawk with a big chop to Kazarian and a shoulder block. Scorpio with the blind tag and dropkick on T-Hawk. T-Hawk with a chop, catches Scorpio in midair for the powerbomb, pin, two. Lindaman heads in, double back elbow, standing splash, cover, two.
Scorpio with a powerslam, tags Daniels in, slingshot elbow drop, Kazarian with a slingshot leg drop. Both CIMA and T-Hawk knocked off the apron. Kazarian with a shotgun dropkick in the corner, kip-up, cover, two. Lindaman sends Daniels into the second rope, CIMA with the knee drop off the top rope on Daniels. T-Hawk with a dropkick to the knee of Scorpio, kicks Kazarian off the top rope to the floor, and drops Daniels. Crowd enjoyed that sequence, both teams are very physical in this one. CIMA with a float-over senton on Daniel, double back elbow on Daniels, double dropkick.
Daniels really needs to tag out at this point as he continues to get worked over. Double dropkick to Daniels face as T-Hawk wrenches back on his face, Scorpio finally breaks that up. Daniels with a back heel trip takedown, tags in Scorpio who takes down all three opponents. Hits a double stomp on CIMA's back. Scorpio takes a bunch of attacks, finishing with Lindaman hitting a german suplex with the bridge, two. Linda heads up to the second rope, Daniels tries to stop him, gets dumped. Booth Kazarian and T-Hawk tag in, during the chaos Kazarian ends up pinning the wrong guy, but then suplexes T-Hawk at the same time for a double pin for two. Daniels with a suicide dive to the outside on Lindaman. Back in the ring, CIMA drops Kazarian to the mat, Scorpio with float over cutter! Lindaman sweeps the legs and gets rid of Scorpio.
Float over DDT on Lindaman by Kazarian, T-Hawk tosses Kazarian out of the ring. Daniels and T-Hawk with double clothesline in the ring and everybody is down. Lindaman with the blind tag, angel's wings hits on T-Hawk, but Lindaman sneaks in with the deadlift german suplex with the bridge. CIMA hits meteora on Daniels, Kazarian breaks up the count. Multiple wrestlers end up on the floor, Scorpio with a big flip over the top, taking out down guys, and landing on his feet. Daniels and Kazarian working over Lindaman. Best Meltzer Ever (moonsault/piledriver combo) hits, cover, 1-2-3. Great match!
Winners: SCU via Pinfall
- Allie joins commentary for the women's match.
Before things get going, Brandi Rhodes' music and she heads out in her ring gear. Rhodes says she meant all three women had a shot at winning and she wanted a great match. But the problem is she wanted the match to be awesome, and out comes Awesome Kong! Kong takes out all three women at first, but eventually Rose and Kong are sent out of the ring so Rae and Baker go against each other.
Baker tries for a splash out on the floor on Kong, but is caught in midair. Rae with a suicide dive out on both opponents. Back in the ring, Rose and Rae go at it. Rose with a leg drop, cover, two. She looks for a chokeslam, Rae hammers away on Rose's back, but eats a spinebuster. Baker and Rae get worked over by Rose with Kong still on the outside. Rose heads to the top rope, but Baker with an elbow and then heads up herself. Rae joins the fight and goes up, too. They try for a double suplex, but Awesome Kong comes over and sends all three women down to the mat.
Brandi cheers on Awesome Kong as she looks to beat up Baker out on the floor, spinning backfist to the face. Baker and Awesome Kong on the apron, she looks to powerbomb Baker, but she fights out it, superkick by Baker, another by Rae sending her to the floor and Rose with a spear into the steps. Rae and Baker are still in the ring, Baker with a roll-up. Rae with a big kick to the head. Baker recover with a swinging leg hook, pin, two. Rae with a nice deadlift german suplex on Baker, cover, two. Baker with a superkick, lifts and drops Rae's face down on her knee, cover, 1-2-3.
Winner: Britt Baker via Pinfall
- Backstage, Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho prepare for their match.
The Best Friends vs. Jack Evans
Evans and Trent get things going, Trent with a big shoulder block to drop Evans. Chuckie heads in with a dropkick. Angelico tries to get invovled, Best Friends with running elbows in the corner. They look for a hug and both get kicked in the back to a chorus of boos. Evans shows off his flipping ability and sends Chuckie to the outside. Crowd cheers, but he doesn't want to hear it after they initially booed him. Angelico with a big boot to Trent's head. Assisted 450 splash by Evans on Trent, pin, two.
Angelico looks for a big move in the corner and eats a kick to the face. Trent trying to make his way to Chuckie, Evans runs over and stomps Trent. The referee gives him an earful about that. Trent gets launched into the corner, but lands a lariat on Evans turning him inside out. Chuckie avoids Angelico, sends Evans into his own partner. Falcon arrow on Evan, pin, two. Chuckie hits standing slice bread on the floor to Angelico. Trent with a tornado DDT, sending Evans for a ride. Chuckie with a double stomp to Evans' back, pin, two. Evan with a kick while in a headstand, then follows up with a pele kick. Evans eats a knee and then another kick. Best Friends finally get their hug and the camera zooms out a la NJPW's Rainmaker.
Reverse yoshi tonic by Evans on Trent, Angelico with a release suplex on Evans flipping him up and down on Trent, cover, two. Evans leaps off Angelico back moonsaulting out to the floor on Chuckie! In the ring, Trent runs right into a big knee. Angelico with a crucifix bomb into the corner. Evans heads to the top rope, 630 splash, cover, Chuckie breaks it up. Angelico with a dive to the floor, nobody home. Chuckie runs in and has Evans on his shoulders. Trent with a knee on Evans. Chuckie with flip to the outside taking down Angelico. Trent drops Evans down to the mat as Chuckie double stomps him off the top rope for the win.
Winners: The Best Friends via Pinfall
- Post-match, The Best Friends want a hug, the lights go out as they do so. Lights up and The Super Smash Bros. are in the ring. Lights off and on again and a bunch of masked minions are around the ring. Both teams end up getting destroyed by them. Crowd didn't really know how to react to that, got some boos and what sounded like a "Who are you?" chant.
Aja Kong, Yuka Sakazaki, and Emi Sakura vs. Hikaru Shida, Riho Abe, and Ryo Mizunami
Sakazaki and Shida get us started, Sakazaki tries to trick Shida, but ends up getting flipped hard to the mat. Kong and Mizunami are brought in, collar and elbow as Kong sends her into the rope. Mizunami tries to drop Kong, but has no luck, she just shrugs them off. Finally, Kong is sent down to the mat. Kong with multiple slaps to the face, lariat. They look to rengage, but both decide to bow out. Abe and Sakura tag in, Sakura shows off her core strenth, keeping the bridge up as Abe tries to drop her knees down. Sakazaki tags in, kick to the face, avoids Abe, dropkick, pin. Abe slips up and out, Sakazaki powerslam.
Sakura back in and locks in the surfboard lock on Abe. Kong is now tagged in and lands a massive kick to Abe's back. Kong smiles as the crowd reacts to that. Abe with some strikes and eats a headbutt. Kong with a single arm bodyslam, diving elbow, cover, kick out. Kong with a piledriver on Abe, cover, and it's broken up. Sakazaki with a double stomp to Abe's stomach. Sakazaki gets worked over by Mizunami, hits a big release german suplex, lariat, sends her back into her corner.
Kong vs. Abe now, Kong gets taken down and eats a 619. Abe heads to the top rope, leaps, and gets a kick to the midsection. Kong with a sick suplex that somehow Abe is able to kick out of. Aja gets a can thrown to her. Referee is distract as Shida brings in a kendo stick and smacks Aja. Aja then hits Shida in the knee with it and whacks her over the head. Crowd is loving this match. Shida eats a backbreaker by Sakura. Back and forth strikes. Shida with a running knee, brings Sakura in with a deadlift suplex. Everyone is taking everyone out now. Kong with a double suplex. Kong with a brainbuster on Shida. Sakura heads to the top rope, hits a moonsault. Bell rings for a 3, referee immediately says it was a two-count though. Match continues on Aja hits her own partner by mistake. Shida with a running knee on Sakura for the 1-2-3. Wild match, crowd was hot for that one and gives a standing ovation.
Winners: Hikaru Shida, Riho Abe, and Ryo Mizunami via Pinfall
Cody (with Brandi Rhodes) vs. Dustin Rhodes
There's a throne that looks very Triple H-like on stage. Cody and Brandi head to the ring, Brandi grabs a sledgehammer from under the ring and hands it over. Cody goes back to the throne and smashes it. Crowd pops big for that. Dustin heads out to another nice pop from the crowd. He looks over the smashed throne for a moment and heads to the ring.
Crowd fairly split for this one, "This is awesome" chant gets going before they get started. Cody sends Dustin down to the mat again, does a cartwheel and his Stardust taunt. Cody with another shot to Dustin and sends him out to the floor. Cody with a suicide dive, dropping him to the floor. Things spill out to the floor between the two as they go back and forth. Back in the ring, the referee is distracted and Brandi gets a slap in on Dustin's face.
Dustin finally getting in some shots on Cody, but eats a kick. Cody drops the head, Dustin also drops down and smacks him in the head and then kicks him in the head. Cody gets put in the corner, Dustin look to kick him between the legs. Cody pulls off the middle turnbuckle pad and tosses it in front of Dustin. He takes it and send it into the crowd. Dustin charges in and Cody avoids him, Dustin goes face-first into the exposed turnbuckle. Brandi then hits a spear on Dustin, Hebner caught the tailend of it and sends her to the back. Crowds pop for the toss. She tries to argue, but gets sent to the back. DDP comes out to help her back, she smacks his arm away, he ends up carrying her to the back. Quick "DDP!" chant.
Dustin is now busted open pretty badly as Cody continues to swing away. Dustin trying to get the blood out of his eyes and swings wildly at Cody. Cody continues to get in shots as Dustin is really bleeding badly now. He finally is able to get in a spinning powerslam. Dustin works his way back into the match, he sits Cody on the top rope, punch to the face, heads up to the top rope, rough looking suplerplex, twisting suplex hits, cover, two.
Dustin has hit two cross rhodes on Cody and he's kicked out both times. Back and forth strikes, bicycle kick by Cody, the two collide in the middle of the ring, Cody goes for a cover, two. Cody drops Dustin on the back of his neck. Cross rhodes hits on Dustin, 1-2-3. Both Cody and Dustin are covered in blood after that one.
Winner: Cody via Pinfall
- Post-match, Cody goes back in the ring, Dustin moves away from and into the corner. Cody takes the mic and tells Dustin he doesn't get to retire tonight. Crowd with a "thank you, Dustin" chant. Cody says at Fight for the Fallen he put down his name and a partner of his choosing against The Young Bucks. He says he doesn't need a partner or a friend, he needs his older brother. Cody tears up as Dustin gets up and gives him a hug. Cody holds the ropes open for Dustin as he heads out of the ring.
- Bret Hart come out to unveil the AEW World Championship title. Adam Page makes his way out as the first confirmed contender to wrestle for the title. He shakes Hart's hand and then MJF's music hits. MJF on the mic and introduces himself as he heads to the ramp, then yells "Wait, Bret! A fan is coming to!" Mocking what happened at the WWE Hall of Fame. MJF says everyone is looking at the face of the company, a horse can't be the face of AEW. MJF says when it comes to horses, once they get hurt sometimes you have to shoot them.
MJF tells Page says he should relinquish his title shot to a real man. MJF mocks Bret Hart's catchphrase. Page takes a swing at him and he ducks out of the way, "Easy there, seabiscuit!" Jungle Boy heads out from the back to get in MJF's face. He tells off Jungle Boy and goes to head to the back, out comes Jimmy Havoc who back MJF up to Page. All three guys surround MJF, he tries to throw a punch and gets clocked. Page sends him into the crowd as Jungle Boy and Havoc continue the attack in the crowd. Bret Hart shows off the new title.
Pentagon and Matt get things started, Pentagon tries to do his signature taunt, Matt initially stops him, but Pentagon eventually gets it in. Fenix is tagged in, flips into the ring as Matt decides to stay in. Nick tags in, Matt nearly runs into him, selling the story of them being a little rusty as they haven't wrestled a match in months. Nick and Fenix fight to a stalemate out on the floor. They agree to go back to the ring, the two shove each other and try for some shoulder blocks. For those wondering about the crowd, they have been hot for most of these main card matches, really adding to the feel.
Pentagon and Fenix with a double superkick to Matt's head, Pentagon and Fenix then land a couple kicks to Nick. Pentagon with slingblade, Fenix gets an assisted splash on Nick, cover, two. Matt gets going and is able to take down both Fenix and Pentagon. Nick with a double ax handle off the top rope. Matt does the same. Pentagon screams at them in Spanish. Nick back to the top goes for a double stomp, but ends up hitting Matt. Nick checks on him, Matt tags in, lifts Nick into a hurricanrana.
Wild sequence by Fenix, dancing on the ropes like none other, kicks Nick, jumps from rope to rope and is able to hit a hurricanrana on Matt. Pentagon back in the ring with Matt, eats a kick, Matt with a flipping stunner on Pentagon. Northern lights suplex on Fenix, three times, tries for a sharpshooter, but Pentagon doesn't allow that. Matt with an overhead release suplex on Pentagon. Nick tagged in, clothesline on Fenix, kick to Pentagon on the floor, facebuster on Fenix, backflip to the outside on Pentagon.
Stereo sharpshooter by the Bucks, both get to the ropes. Fenix is held up by Matt while his feet where on the second rope. Nick with a 450 splash down on him, cover, Pentagon with a kick to the head to stop that. Young Bucks with a cutter/powerbomb combo on Fenix, pin, two. Superkick party all around and all four go down. Crowd on their feet now. Pentagon and Matt hit double pump kicks on the apron. Fenix and Nick in the ring, Fenix on the apron now. Pentagon leaps on Fenix's back and hits a canadian destroy on the apron! Fenix leaps in and hits one on Nick, cover, two! Woah!
Both Young Bucks out on the floor, Fenix goes up on Pentagon's shoulder and leaps off and down to the Young Bucks. Pentagon hits a penta driver on both opponent. Fenix with a stomp on Nick, cover, two. Pentagon looked to snap Nick's arm, Matt kicks of him. Fenix tries to fly in and eats double superkicks. Fenix set up on the top turnbuckle, Matt follows up, brainbuster on the turnbuckle pad! Matt and Nick hit more bang for your buck, cover, two.
Package piledriver/double stomp combo, Nick immediately hits a corkscrew splash out on the floor on Fenix. Matt tries for another pin, no. Pentagon snaps Matt's arm, he plants Matt down, pin, two. Nick is out on the ramp. Fenix is tagged in, superkicks to Matt. Another one to his arm. Fenix runs right into a piledriver position, Nick runs back, Meltzer Driver hits on Fenix, pin, 1-2-3.
Winners: The Young Bucks retain the AAA World Tag Team Titles
Chris Jericho vs. Kenny Omega (Winner faces Adam Page for the AEW World Championship at a later date)
Jericho's entrance shows off his different gimmicks over the years: lionheart, light-up jacket, and the list. Omega has a new theme for AEW. There's a cracker barrel in the ring before the match. The referee goes to shove it out under the bottom rope, but is having trouble. Jericho finally goes over, lifts it and puts it between the bottom and middle rope. Then tells points at his mind to the referee before going back to his corner.
Jericho with an early slap to Omega and Omega slaps him right back. Jericho with a shoulder block sending Omega to the mat, but then eats some chops from Omega. Jericho in the corner, eats a back elbow, tries for a v-trigger, nobody home. Jericho with more chops to Omega. The two brawl out on the floor, Jericho does his classic "takes the camera" spot. Back in the ring, Omega hits you can't escape on Jericho. Big chops by both Omega and Jericho. Omega's nose is bleeding now. After Jericho got a two-count part of the crowd did the "too sweeeet!" thing and Jericho flipped that section off.
A table is pulled out from under the ring by Jericho, Omega kicks the table back into Omega, then flips down on the table and Jericho. Omega dumps the table down on Jericho then hits a diving double stomp on the table down on Jericho! Back in the ring, Jericho is put up on the second turnbuckle, Omega looking for a suplex, Jericho fights out of it. Omega hits a super belly-to-back suplex. Jericho looks for lionsault, knees up and Jericho eats a v-trigger. Omega looks for one winged angel, Jericho slips out the back, nails a release overhead suplex. Jericho goes for a lionsault with a rough ending, goes for another and hits Omega clean that time, cover, two.
Codebreaker blocked, Omega looks for a move, but gets back body dropped down and through a table that was set up on the floor. Jericho with a springboard dropkick, catching Omega right in the face. Omega and Jericho end up on the top rope again, Omega punches Jericho right in the face, sending him back in the ring. Omega dives and eats a codebreaker, cover, very close three. Crowd with "Jericho! / Let's go Kenny!" chants. Snap dragon suplex on Jericho, and another one. V-trigger attempt, Jericho blocks and goes into the walls of Jericho.
Omega nearly gets to the ropes, Jericho pulls him back and really locks in the move for a moment, but Omega rolls and kicks Jericho. V-trigger catches Jericho flush. One winged angel, nope, Jericho tried for a DDT and didn't quite get it. They basically did the spot over again a few moments later. Jericho with a codebreaker and hits the judas effect (spinning back elbow), cover, 1-2-3!
Winner: Chris Jericho via Pinfall (Will face Adam Page for the AEW World Championship at a later date.)
- Post-match, he tells the crowd they can boo him all they want, but he knows it's his time now. Some people try to cheer and he tells them to shut up. "Chris Jericho is AEW." He says it's not a company for the fans, it's a company for him. Before he could get one, Jon Moxley (fka WWE's Dean Ambrose) came out through the crowd and gave Jericho dirty deeds! He then gave one to the referee in the ring and attempted to land one on Omega, but the two ended up brawling a bit before they got to the stage where Moxley finished off Omega.