AEW Weekly for 10/14/20 | Celebrating A Year Of All Elite Wrestling

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AEW Weekly News for 10/14/20

  • AEW has announced the competitors for the AEW Tournament; the next tournament will include eight men competing for a shot at the AEW World Championship. The finals for the tournament will take place at AEW Full Gear on November 7th, 2020. The tournament competitors are Penta El Zero, Rey Fenix, Kenny Omega, Joey Janela, Colt Cabana, Hangman Adam Page, Wardlow, and Jungle Boy.
  • In a recent interview with Jim Alexander of, Jon Moxley discussed how he wants to finish his career wrestling within All Elite Wrestling. ‘Yeah, it’s definitely [AEW]. I’ve become great friends with [AEW Owner] Tony Khan, who is a great dude.’ He continued to state, ‘I am incredibly proud of everyone at AEW.’
  • Cody Rhodes has discussed whether or not AEW will ever run a joint-promoted show. Cody stated, ‘I think you’ll never see a full-scale, like, joint-promoted show.’ Ruining fans hope for another All In. 

And now for your AEW Weekly for 10/14/20 Dynamite review!…

AEW Weekly for 10/14/20
AEW Dynamite Review

Dynamite celebrated its first anniversary this week as every single championship belt was on the line. Cody put his TNT Championship on the line against Orange Cassidy; the Tag Team Champs faced Best Friends, Shida defeated her Women’s Championship against Big Swole. The main event saw Moxley face off against the number 1 contender Lance Archer for the AEW World Championship.

AEW World Tag Team Championship: FTR (w/ Tully Blanchard) vs. Best Friends

Cash and Chucky T started this week’s Tag Team Championship match; after a very evenly fought battle, Dax tagged in, attempting to get the better of Best Friends. This didn’t exactly go to plan as Dax was quickly at the mercy of both Chucky T and Trent. Dax continued to suffer at the hands of Best Friends; he desperately tagged out to Cash, and FTR started to turn the tide. From this point, FTR was firmly in control over Trent, taking it in turns to repeatedly knock him down and isolating him from his tag partner.

Trent finally escaped FTR’s punishment. Chunky T raced in, flying out of the ring into both FTR members, dragging Dax back into the ring, performing a Fallow Arrow, and getting a close two count. Tully Blanchard wasn’t going to allow his boys to go down that easily, though, helping Dax get a close count of his own. The tag champions didn’t manage to collect their heads, though, as Trent tagged in, taking advantage of FTR’s confusion and getting a close two count.

Dax started to fight back against Best Friends, close count for Dax, but still, Best Friends maintain their composure and fought back. Trent had taken a beating without the help of his partner; Trent countered Dax’s move giving Chucky T a chance to reenter the match. Cash hit Chucky T a rolling DDT but was quickly knocked back by Trent. Dax focused on Trent trying to get another pin-fall, no luck this time either. Chucky T and Trent hit Dax with Strong Zero, but Cash breaks the pin. The action exited the ring as Cash and Trent smashed through Kip’s arcade cabinet; Penelope raced to get Miro. The match ended with FTR’s continuing their cheating ways, as Cash used the tag title belts to hit Chucky T and Dax won the match.

Winner: FTR (w/ Tully Blanchard)

Lee Johnson & Sean Maluta Vs. Miro & Kip Sabian (w/ Penelope Ford)

Miro raced to the ring knocking both members of Best Friends down; He focused on destroying them both in the name of revenge for the arcade cabinet. Miro took no prisoners in this matchup, straight away going for a close line and throwing his latest victim around the outside and inside the ring. He attacked Johnson at ringside before returning to the ring and tagging in Sabian for all of a second. Miro won the match with the Game Over on Maluta.

Winner: Miro & Kip Sabian (w/ Penelope Ford)

TNT Championship: Cody vs. Orange Cassidy 

Cassidy took as long as possible, refusing to lock up with the TNT Champion, Cody clearly pissed, knocked Cassidy’s glasses off his face. Finally, the opponent’s locked up, and an evenly fought battle broke out. Cody seemed to be getting rather annoyed at Cassidy’s games as the more heelish side started to show. Cody knocked Cassidy straight down, Cody tried to continue his momentum, but Cassidy flipped Cody face-first into the turnbuckle.

Cody slammed Cassidy into the middle of the ring, Cassidy countered with his famous small kicks, but Cody started to lose it. Cody flew out of the ring and got kicked into the barrier where the Dark Order was standing. John Sliver attempted to steal the TNT Championship belt and attack Cody, but it was quickly stolen by Cassidy and returned to Arn Anderson. The match started to get more brutal as both competitors stepped up their game. Cody pulled Cassidy into the ring post, smashing his leg into the metal post. Cody hit Cassidy with a disaster kick, but Cassidy kicked out on a very close two count.

The fatigue and pain were affecting both competitors, so Cassidy attempted a roll-up; Cody countered with a huge hit to the face. Both opponents climbed to the top rope as the pace slowed; Cody hit Cassidy with a huge reverse suplex. Every move Cassidy hit on Cody angered the current champ more and more. Finally, the two battled in a figure four leg lock, rolling back and forth. Cassidy dropped Cody on the hard side of the ring. Cassidy attempted a cover, but Cody rolled it into a count of his own. One minute announced on the clock, Cassidy hit a swinging DDT, but Cody kicked out; the match ended with a count-out.

Draw: Cody retained the TNT Championship

AEW World Women’s Championship: Hikaru Shida vs. Big Swole

Hikaru Shida and Big Swole wasted no time hitting each other with some hard-hitting moves. Swole tried to get some momentum, but the current Women’s champ wasn’t allowing Swole to get an advantage. Swole started to fight back, but a big running knee from Shida took her out of action for a moment. Big Swole fought back, and the two took their fight outside the ring into the barriers, Shida using the chair to jump into Swole. Shida suplexed Swole onto the mats and raced back to the ring, demanding the count to start.

Shida attempted several covers, but Swole wasn’t giving in. Shida climbed with Swole to the top rope, but a slip caused Swole to hit Shida with two cutters outside the ropes. Swole felt the momentum hitting the champ with a head butt, but Shida reversed with a snapdragon. Shida hit a Farrow Arrow, but her luck wasn’t there with the cover, Swole hit her Dirty Dancing, but Shida grabbed the rope. Shida laid out Swole with her finisher and won.

Winner: Hikaru Shida

AEW Weekly for 10/14/20
A World Championship (No DQ): Jon Moxley vs. Lance Archer (w/ Jake Roberts)

Straight away, Jon Moxley hit a Paradigm Shift on Archer, only a two count. Moxley flew out of the ring into Archer, but Archer quickly reversed to throwing Moxley into every barrier possible. Archer threw the champ back into the ring, but Moxley hit Archer with a huge close line with little effort. Archer took Moxley down once again, sending him out of the ring, and then he flew into him. Lance started setting up several tables ready for Moxley, who simply threw his middle figures up at the challenger. Archer set up Moxley for the Black Out, but the champ broke free; Archer continued his attack setting Moxley up to be thrown through the tables.

Moxley hit Archer with a close line stopping both men from going through the table. Jon started to focus on fighting back with another huge close line before grabbing some weapons and chairs from ringside. Moxley threw a chair into Archer’s face and then started setting up some more chairs. Archer reversed choke-slamming Moxley into the chairs. The Murderhawk attempted to hit the champ with a chair, but Moxley attempted to lock in the leg bar, but Archer was pulled out of the ring. Moxley attempted to fly into Archer but was stopped by a trash can to the face.

Moxley hit Archer with a low blow, and then Paradigm Shifted him through the table. Another Paradigm Shift mid-ring and then Moxley locked in a Bull Dog Choke; Archer broke it. Archer threw Moxley onto the top rope, carried him mid-ring, and hit the Black Out. Moxley continually countered and won the match. Lance Archer attacked Moxley straight away, but the Lucha Bros tried to attack Archer and Kingston joined them in the ring. Kingston then locked in a rear-naked choke on the champ, putting the champion to sleep, proofing he can and will beat the champion.

Winner: Jon Moxley

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