AEW Dynamite 11/20/19 Review, Results, & Video Highlights
AEW Dynamite 11/20/19 Review & Results
The action on TNT came to us live from Indianapolis. Dynamite started off with a very solid match. Nick Jackson of the Young Bucks took on Rey Fenix of the Lucha Bros. Both Jackson and Fenix are fast, they counter each other all match showing how much they know one another. The innovation and the sound of the moves in this one were at an all-time high. These guys tore the house down! Fenix ends up getting the victory. Nick Jackson looked great in his first singles match in over four years.
Next, Dr. Britt Baker took on Hikaru Shida. Baker would control the match early, she was aggressive, took Shida to the mat often trying to lock in various submissions. Shida has a unique style. She is fun in the ring. She introduced a steel chair and used it for a springboard into a knee strike. In the end Shida hits a running knee to the face and gets the win. This women’s match picked up the longer it went. I wouldn’t mind watching these two go at it again.
Next, we would get the Dynamite Dozen Battle Royal where the finalists will wrestle next week one on one. It featured Adam Hangman Page, Chuck Taylor, Orange Cassidy (WHY!?!?!?), Kip Sabian, Jimmy Havoc, Pentagon Jr., Sonny Kiss, Joey Janela, and MJF. Last we get a big surprise as Billy Gunn shows up. I really enjoyed seeing the Hall of Famer and he looked great. Some big moments saw Christopher Daniels disguised as Rey Fenix, Billy Gunn clearing the ring as he eliminates Jimmy Havoc. After this Havoc comes back in with a staple gun and gets everyone with it. Billy Gunn beats down MJF, Wardlow comes out and distracts Gunn. Adam Page eliminates him. Spears takes Janela out with a steel chair. In the end it would be MJF and Adam Hangman Page as our two finalists. MJF is one of my favorite heels in the game right now.
Chris Jericho comes out and teases a huge announcement, as always he is with Jake Hager. This announcement will be one of the best. Jericho said he was fined for throwing a temper tantrum last week and said he needed to apologize. SCU comes out and Scorpio Sky has the mic, he says he gave Jericho his first loss in AEW. One of the greatest moments in his life. After some great back and forth banter, Jericho gives Scorpio Sky a shot at the AEW Title next week. Jericho promos are great, those fans are electric when he comes out. SCU would brawl with Jericho and Hager. Guevara and Santana, and Ortiz come out. Ortiz and Santana have handcuffs, Daniels was handcuffed and Hager pummeled Sky. Jericho with the Judas Effect on Sky. Marko Stunt and Jungleboy come out after they are attacked, Luchasaurus comes out for the save. He and Hager have a staredown and in typical heel fashion, Hager leaves the ring. This was a hot segment.
That would lead us into The Librarian Peter Avalon vs Luchasaurus. Not much to say about this. Luchasaurus dominates the match and wins. With some version of a tombstone piledriver. Luchasaurus has the potential to be the next big thing.
The AEW tag division was on display as Ortiz and Santana took on the Private Party. In a great and touching moment, Private Party with a t-shirt with fallen wrestler Matt Travis on it, a tribute to him. He recently passed. Both teams trained with him. Ortiz and Santana controlled the majority of this match. Using their aggressive physical style and teamwork on Private Party. Keeping them on their side of the ring. Impressed with Isaiah Cassidy and Martin Quinn they are exciting and quick. Private Party hit a hurricanrana into a diamond cutter for the win. Another fun match. AEW is delivering in the ring tonight. After the match, the Inner Circle would attack the Private Party. Dustin Rhodes and Nick Jackson would make the save.
Our main event featured Darby Allin and Jon Moxley. These guys are fearless and wild. Allin used his speed and unorthodox style against the bigger and stronger Moxley. They took it to the crowd, on the outside, and back into the ring. A vicious double-arm DDT from the second rope would win the match for Moxley.
This episode started off hot and had some great in-ring action but something just felt off. While the show was decent I felt like it wasn’t one of the better epiosdes of Dynamite.