This week’s Homecoming episode of AEW Dynamite opens up with an intro video.
We then get a video package recapping the Elite’s AEW career for the last couple of months and how they have been on a losing streak. We hear from each member as we see clips of the Inner Circle, MJF and others Stars taking out the group. Each member of the Elite is asked the question of whether or not they still deserve that moniker as a group.
Commentary then welcomes us to the show, consisting tonight of Jim Ross, Excalibur and Taz and discusses all of the matches and segments that will be taking place on the show.
“The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes (w/ Arn Anderson) then makes his way down to the ring for the opening match of the evening.
While Darby Allin is making his way down to the ring for the opening match of the evening, a video package of himself is shown skateboarding around with a mask of Cody’s face (which is all distorted). Allin then burns the mask.
“The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes def. Darby Allin via pinfall with a schoolboy pin.
We then head backstage where Jen Decker is interviewing AEW World Tag Team Champions SCU. She asks what fans can expect from them in 2020. SCU says that everyone is stepping up, noting Dark Order and Santana and Ortiz. Sammy Guevara then comes up and talks some trash to Christopher Daniels, asking him what he has besides some wrinkles on his face. Guevara then says that maybe Daniels doesn’t have it anymore with all those L’s on his record. The two will face each other on next week’s episode of Dynamite.
We then get the entrances for the next match of the evening.
Riho (c) def. Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D, Hikaru Shida and Nyla Rose via pinfall with a jackknife pin on Britt Baker to retain her AEW Women’s World Title. After the match, Nyla Rose with a big clothesline on Riho. She then brings a table into the ring and sets it up. Rose then puts Riho on top of the table. Rose then with a diving splash on the table.
We head backstage where Joey Janela is asked by Alex Marvez what he is looking forward to in 2020. Janela goes to speak, but gets low-blowed by Penelope Ford. Kip Sabian then comes in to see what Penelope Ford did. The two then laugh and walk off together to send us to a commercial break.
Back from the commercial break and Evil Uno cuts a promo about how the Elite are finished as we see video footage of the Dark Order taking them out. Evil Uno then says that we will see how far the Dark Order’s reach truly is.
We then get the entrances for the next match of the evening.
Jon Moxley def. Trent via pinfall with the Paradigm Shift. After the match, Sammy Guevara comes through the crowd with a mic in his hand. He tells Moxley that he sees why he comes through the crowd, takes someone’s drink and throws it at them afterwards. Guevara then says that he sees why Moxley does this. Guevara then says that it is 2020 and the Inner Circle has a big surprise for Moxley. Via video, AEW World Champion Chris Jericho says that Moxley looked great in the ring and is the premier wrestler in the business. Jericho then says that he wants Moxley in the group and wants Moxley to lead the group with him.
Jericho then says that “I’m offering you 49% of the Inner Circle, LLC.” Jericho is then shown standing in front of a Ford GT and offers it to Moxley with a license plate that reads “MOX.” Jericho then says that all Moxley has to do is say yes. Jericho then says that he wants Moxley to team up with the group so they can take out everyone in AEW. Jericho then says “Think about it Mox, the world can be ours, all you have to do is say yes.” Jericho then drives off in the car. Moxley then gets a mic and says that he has always considered Jericho a friend and a mentor. Moxley then says that he will give his answer in-person on next week’s episode of Dynamite. We then get a commercial break.
During the split-screen commercial break, Sammy Guevara has a bunch of cards with words on them. He then runs through everything Moxley will get if he joins the group. He then asks out Victoria Justice’s sister and plugs his social media accounts.
Back from the commercial break and we get the entrances for the next match of the evening.
Sammy Guevara def. Dustin Rhodes via pinfall with a lateral press.
We then head backstage at a bar where Jen Decker interviews Private Party and asks them about their 2020. They go to compliment Decker and “Hangman” Adam Page shows up at the bar behind them. Private Party aren’t thrilled with Page just showing up during their promo and not saying hi. They then feel like he’s got a problem. Page says that he could kick both of their asses, then just storms off. Page then comes back to get his drink. Cassidy then says that Page is gonna pay for his comments to them.
Maxwell Jacob Friedman then makes his entrance, flanked by Wardlow as always and we go to a commercial break.
During the commercial break, MJF barks at some fans ringside. He has a woman kiss his ring and then kiss him. He then offers the ring to another woman, who passes. MJF then snaps one of the fans’ signs.
Back from the commercial break and MJF already has the crowd riled up to a fever pitch.
MJF says that he is the good guy here, but the fans are two dumb to figure that out. MJF then says that this is 2020 and we are so close to history, to getting Rhodes the match he and his mark fanboy fan club wants, but a few stipulations stand in the way. MJF then lists down his stipulations to face Cody.
MJF says number one, it has to be at Revelation and in the meantime, he doesn’t care what Cody does and he is gonna do a lot, but Cody can’t touch him, not one pudgy little finger, or no match ever. MJF then says number two, since Cody is such a tough guy, it’s only fair that if he wants to wrestle him, he needs to beat someone of his choosing first and that man is his personal war dog, Wardlow. MJF then says that he needs to consult Wardlow first because he thinks it needs to be bigger and he wants to up the ante, so the match will now take place inside of a steel cage.
MJF then says and last but not least, number three, his favorite stipulation live on TNT, in front of his family, his friends and god, Rhodes has to get down on all fours like the dog that he is and let MJF whip him. MJF then says not just once, no, not twice, not three or four or five or six or seven or eight or even nine, but ten glorious times. MJF then says that as the leather of his belt repeatedly rips Cody’s skin off, each scar will be a constant reminder for the rest of his days that his name is Maxwell Jacob Friedman and he is better than Cody and Cody knows it.
We then get a commercial break.
Back from the commercial break and we get a recap of “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry lasting the ten minutes against Le Champion Chris Jericho.
We then head backstage where Jen Decker interviews Jungle Boy about being able to last ten minutes with Chris Jericho. Jungle Boy says that he did what he set out to do and in 2020, he is looking for a win. Jungle Boy then says that it will be a big year for Jurassic Express.
A tipsy “Hangman” Adam Page then joins commentary for the main event.
Commentary then informs us that next week’s episode of Dynamite will be a tribute to the legends of Memphis Wrestling.
We then head backstage where AEW Women’s World Champion Riho is asked about next week’s match against Kris Statlander. Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D then interrupts and isn’t happy about being there each week, yet Riho just rolls on in, steals a win and heads off. Baker says that Riho doesn’t deserve to hold the title. Riho then looks sadden by Baker’s words.
We then get the entrances for the main event of the evening.
The Elite (Matt Jackson, Nick Jackson and Kenny Omega) def. The Lucha Brothers (Rey Fenix and Pentagon Jr.) and PAC via pinfall with the One-Winged Angel from Kenny Omega on Rey Fenix. After the match, Cody Rhodes comes out and celebrates with the Elite. Hangman Page then tells commentary that he is heading out. The Elite then calls for Page to come in the ring. Hangman then gives a thumb up and says “I didn’t do anything though” and doesn’t go in the ring. The show then comes to a close.