During the first hour of AEW Dynamite, Kenny Omega and Hangman Page defended their AEW Tag Team Championships against Private Party and Lance Archer committed a murder against Joey Janella. Oh, and Taz brought back the FTW Championship, which hasn't been seen since ECW. Now we enter the final hour of Fyter Fest Night 2, which is headlined by Chris Jericho vs. Orange Cassidy due to WWE giving coronavirus to Jon Moxley.
The Butcher, The Blade, and the Lucha Bros arrive for their match driving FTR's stolen product placement. FTR are forced to walk to the ring like a couple of losers. The early part of the match is all about the Lucha Bros vs FTR. This on its own could be considered a dream matchup. After that, we get some of the Young Bucks vs. The Butcher and The Blade. This would not be considered a dream match. The match quickly evolves into its natural form: an epic spotfest. It's total chaos when Dynamite goes to commercial break.
After the break, the spotfest continues. In one cool spot, Matt Jackson goes up for what looks like a moonsault on Rey Fenix, but instead, he decides to jump over the ringpost onto The Butcher and The Blade outside. In another spot, Cash Wheeler and Nick Jackson team up to hit Midnight Express on Rey Fenix. Then Nick and Dax Harwood hit the spike piledriver on The Butcher. All four men team up for a double superplex and double splash on The Blade. After that, the Bucks set up for another piledriver with Matt Jackson perched on the middle of the top rope, but Fenix runs along the top rope and kicks him in the face to stun him. Then he bounces off the ropes and hits a running Canadian Destroyer on Nick Jackson from the top rope to the outside into a crowd of people. Yes, you read that correctly. Lucha Brothers hit the LB Driver on Matt Jackson and Pentagon gets the pin. Is that the first time Butcher and Blade have won a match in AEW? Is it the first time the Lucha Brothers have this year? It feels like it.
During a commercial break, Cody Rhodes eats hot wings. When Dynamite returns, Big Swole is intercepted at the entrance to Daily's Place by Alex Marvez and a blonde woman from AEW management, who explains that she is not allowed in the building. Swole is served a letter saying she's suspended for kidnapping Brit Baker a few weeks ago. Swole says they could have faxed her instead of letting her drive three hours and leaves. Tony Schiavone says Baker petitioned AEW to suspend Swole and AEW granted it. On Twitter, Tony Khan claims you can't kidnap people in wrestling, yet another shot at WWE. That's how Triple H and Stephanie McMahon got married!
As we just informed @SwoleWorld on #AEWDynamite via formal letter, Big Swole has been suspended from AEW for kidnapping Dr. Britt Baker. Wrestlers can't kidnap each other. We asked Swole to go home to cool off. Swole's an important member of our team, and we'll see her back soon.
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) July 9, 2020
Nyla Rose comes out to beat up two jobbers in a handicap match in an attempt to get some of her heat back after losing the Championship to Hikaru Shida. Kenzie Page and KiLynn King will be doing the honors tonight. It doesn't last long. Rose wins after power-bombing Page on top of King and then pinning them both at the same time. Rose has an announcement to make. Rose says everyone wants to know what she has to say, but she believes actions speak louder than words, and her actions tonight spoke for themselves. But then Rose goes on to use words anyway. She's hired a manager. She won't reveal who it is yet, but she has noticed that everyone with a manager seems to win a championship in AEW. Her manager will ensure that she leaves AEW one day very soon with the AEW Women's Championship. Shida isn't pleased.
In a backstage segment, Colt Cabana has a ton of bruising on his ribs, but doctors clear him to wrestle anyway. Brodie Lee gives Cabana a pep talk and encourages him to work through the injury and compete in their six-man tag match. It could have only been better if Lee had offered him a Z-pack. Dark Order comes to the ring as Excalibur draws attention to the fact that Cabana called Lee "Mr. Brodie Lee." Dynamite goes to commercials. After the break, SCU comes out. Lee, Cabana, and Stu Grayson are competing in this match, but the rest of the Dark Order stands at the top of the stage.
Christopher Daniels takes on Grayson to start the match off. They feel each other out for a bit with neither man able to gain the upper hand for long. That changes when Daniels tags in Frankie Kazarian and SCU is able to get some teamwork offense in. Stu Grayson is the heel in peril? Jim Ross loves to make references to Dick Grayson whenever Stu Grayson is in the ring. Someone should tell him Nightwing goes by Ric these days. Wouldn't want to offend the Warner Bros executives. Scorpio Sky and Colt Cabana tag in, and the fight soon devolves into chaos, with all six men in the ring and The Dark Order outside the ring getting involved as well. Lee encourages Cabana to take advantage of Scorpio Sky during the confusion, but Cabana is reluctant to cheat. Dynamite goes to commercials.
After the break, it's Sky and Cabana still. Cabana is selling the hell out of his bruised ribs. Lee and Kazarian tag in and Kazarian hits some offense on Lee. He stops to take out Grayson, which allows Lee to gain control momentarily, but Daniels helps him out and Lee tags in Grayson. More chaos as everyone gets their moves in. Daniels ends up hitting a urinage and moonsault on Grayson, but Cabana breaks up the pin. Daniels decks Cabana, but Lee hits the discus clothesline on Daniels. Lee tells Grayson to tag in Cabana and Cabana makes the pin. Cabana is happy to get another victory. He's loving being in the Dark Order… if only he could admit he's in the Dark Order.
AEW Dynamite: Fyter Fest Night 2 Part 2 Continues!
The announcers promote Fight for the Fallen. Tony Schiavone implies there will be opportunities for fans to donate to COVID-19 relief during the show. Cody Rhodes will do a TNT Championship open challenge. FTR will take on Lucha Brothers. The Elite will face Jurassic Express. And FTW Champion Brian Cage will fight AEW Champion Jon Moxley. Big Swole has snuck into the arena and goes after Britt Baker. She curses her out, then crumbles up the papers she was given earlier and throws them into Reba, whose hand smacks Britt in the face, breaking her nose. Britt freaks out and Dynamite goes to commercials (which feature more Cody Rhodes hot wings stuff).
After the break, Orange Cassidy comes out with Best Friends there to have his back. That's a smart move. Cassidy takes off his vest, shirt, and sunglasses at the top of the ramp. That means he's taking this seriously. Then he sends Best Friends to the back. That is not a smart move. Jericho comes out with Santana and Ortiz, who are each carrying a half-gallon of orange juice. Excalibur calls them gallons of orange juice. Does everything in wrestling have to be exaggerated?! Jericho is carrying Floyd, the baseball bat.
Cassidy starts off by putting his hands in his pockets and headbutting Jericho. Cassidy does his flips and dodges and dropkicks Jericho to the outside. Cassidy dives after him and ringside violence ensues. Cassidy hits a flying crossbody on Jericho, but Jericho reverses a swinging DDT into a Lion Tamer. Cassidy makes the ropes, but Ortiz hits Cassidy in the back with the Madball while Jericho distracts referee Aubrey Edwards.
Jericho tries a cover and gets a one-count. He hits a back body drop on Cassidy and a backbreaker. Now Jericho is just tossing Cassidy around the ring. Cassidy comes back with some flips and dodges and rolls Jericho up with a few unsuccessful pin attempts. Cassidy tries the Superman Punch but misses, flying all the way out of the ring, where Santana and Ortiz mock him. Jericho hits a baseball slide and Dynamite takes one last commercial break.
After the break, Jericho has Cassidy in the abdominal stretch. Jericho uses the ropes or leverage, and when he ignores Aubrey Edwards's warnings, she kicks his arm off. Cassidy and Jericho trade blows. Cassidy tries to clothesline Jericho out of the ring, but Jericho pulls down the ropes and Cassidy spills out to the apron. Jericho knocks Cassidy to the floor and then beats him up outside. Back in the ring, Jericho tries a cocky pin, unsuccessfully. He pummels Cassidy's stitched-up ear. Cassidy fights back. He backs Jericho into the corner and hits a running elbow. Jericho whips Cassidy into the corner and charges but Cassidy gets his foot up. He takes down Jericho with head-scissors, puts his hands in his pockets, and does his shin kicks, but finishes with a real superkick to the face which gets a two-count.
Cassidy goes to the top rope, but Jericho stops him. Jericho climbs up top too and they battle on the turnbuckles. Cassidy knocks Jericho down and hits a splash for two. Cassidy charges Jericho and gets dumped to the apron again. Jericho goes for his springboard dropkick but Cassidy dodges and Jericho goes right to the floor. Cassidy hits a dive onto Jericho, Santana, and Ortiz. He sends Jericho back in and hits a diving DDT, but Jericho still kicks out. Cassidy takes off his elbow pad and goes for the Superman Punch, but Jericho catches him and gets the Lion Tamer on again. Cassidy crawls for the ropes, but Jericho pulls him back. Cassidy reverses into an inside cradle that gets two.
Santana and Ortiz throw orange juice in Cassidy's face. Best Friends run out to take them out. While the ref is distracted, Jericho hits Cassidy with Floyd and then a codebreaker, but Cassidy still kicks out! They trade blows, and Jericho takes Cassidy down with an elbow. He misses a Lionsault. Cassidy hits a Michinoku Driver for two. They battle to their feet while trading punches. Cassidy hits a clothesline. He reverses a suplex into Stundog Millionaire. He hits a swinging DDT and gets a really close 2-count. Both men get to their feet. Cassidy goes for a Superman Punch, but Jericho hits the Judas Effect and gets the win. Man, what a match!
Fyter Fest was a success by my reckoning, giving us two weeks of great matches on Dynamite, and let's not forget about the return of the FTW title either. That's sure to cause some drama. Next week is another special episode of Dynamite, Fight for the Fallen, but before that, I've got another two hours of wrestling to watch and recap.