AEW World Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Battle Royal!
Dynamite has an explosive opener as the entirety of the AEW Tag Team Division ringside, minus the champions and their challengers for the night. The Young Bucks, SoCal Uncensored, Jurassic Express, Private Party, Best Friends, Proud ‘n’ Powerful, The Butcher & The Blade, The Hybrid2, Strong Hearts, and the Dark Order’s Beaver Boys are all fighting for Revolution!
The bell rings and all the teams rush in! And we have chaos! Trent goes after Isiah Kassidy while Luchasaurus clubs Jack Evans. SCU is after MJF’s mercs while Strong Hearts and the Bucks brawl in a corner. Fans cheer for “A E DUB!” for this insane action to start. But wait, just off in the corner, not in the ring at all, the Beaver Boys are staying out of the fight! And so are Santana and Ortiz! It seems John Silver and Alex Reynolds, as well as the Inner Circle, are fighting smarter, not harder. Angelico bumps T-Hawk off buckles while Private Party goes after SCU. Jungle Boy is after Angelico with help from Hawk while The Blade throws kicks on Luchasaurus. Wait, Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky each go up top on opposite corners, to DOUBLE CROSSBODY! The whole field goes down!
Jack Evans slips away to a corner and boasts as he works to do the same. 450 is CAUGHT! Evans crowd surfs and gets THROWN! Evans is out but Angelico keeps TH2 alive in this match, and he goes after Matt Jackson! SCU goes after Angelico, wanting to get TH2 out completely. Private Party goes after Strong Hearts while Butcher saves Blade. Luchasaurus and JB go out under the bottom rope, and JB holds onto the post so as not to be eliminated. T-Hawk rallies on Private Party with shoulders and elbows. Marq Quen elbows Hawk back and Isiah helps him, but Hawk overpowers them. Hawk sends Quen out, then Isiah, but he gets SILLY STRONG DDT! Out goes Hawk! Strong Hearts are half down!
But The Blade & The Blade double team Isiah with the backbreaker! Blade whips Scorpio but Scorpio reverses, and Blade runs into Kaz’s kick! Scorpio hits the complete shot! Kaz rallies on Angelico, kick, knee lift and LARIAT! Atlanta cheers for SCU but NOW the Dark Order’s top minions attack! Reynolds and Silver clobber Scorpio and Kaz from behind! Fans boo as they drag Scorpio up and whip him into Kaz. But Scorpio monkey flips Kaz to DOUBLE LARIAT the Beaver Boys down! Wait, the Dark Order’s spokesperson gets SCU’s attention. “I thought SCU was about brotherhood.” So then where is Christopher Daniels? The Exalted One is drawing near. But then the Beaver Boys throw out and ELIMINATE SCU!! Only to turn around into SUPERKICKS!! The Young Bucks ELIMINATE The Beaver Boys!
SCU go after Evil Uno and Stu Grayson in the crowd! Who cares about the Exalted One when they can beat up these two now! But back in the ring, Angelico scoops Matt to give him a backbreaker. Nick goes after Angelico but gets a low blow! CIMA dropkicks Angelico! And ends up face to face with Trent. They CHOP and CHOP back and forth! The mercs are after Private Party as Cima gets the edge. Cima whips, Trent reverses but Cima fakes out the dropkick to DOUBLE STOMP! Cima whips Trent but Trent boots back. Trent hops up but Cima SHORYUKENS! And ICONOCLASMS! Fans fire up but NOW PNP gets in to go after CIma.
Cima fights them off but Ortiz puts Cima out. Ortiz sends Jungle Boy out but they double enziguri Ortiz back! And then JB brawls with Cima on the apron! Cima ducks a punch to waistlock JB! Luchasaurus saves JB with a BOOT! Jurassic Express ELIMINATES Strong Hearts! Santana goes after Luchasaurus but JB ROCKS Santana with a forearm. JB slingshots up and over Luchasaurus to headscissor Santana away! JB dropkicks Isiah and feeds Quen to Luchasaurus’ BOOT! Fans are fired up as JB wheelbarrows Quen up, Luchasaurus adds the TAIL WHIP to the half nelson facebuster! But the Bunny distracts JB, who is a sucker for a pretty lady. This allows Butcher and Blade to pounce on the Jurassic Express!
Proud ‘n’ Powerful are back outside by going under the bottom rope, they get cheap shots in on Private Party. Wait, is Evil Uno offering Cima a Creeper Mask!? Cima takes hold of it, but he doesn’t put it on. He goes backstage, will the Strong Hearts soon #JoinDarkOrder? Back in the ring, Angelico throws Nick Jackson out but Nick holds on to the ropes! Angelico sweeps but misses, and gets the slingshot facebuster! Ortiz and Santana go after Nick, double suplex but Nick fights out! Nick gives out roundhouse kicks to the Butcher and the Blade, then a back kick to Trent and Chuckie T. Luchasaurus choke grips and lifts Nick, but Nick slips out to ROUNDHOUSE! Nick gives a corner shining wizard to Santana! Then one to Ortiz! Then the Butcher, and then The Blade!
The Blade gets extra with the roundhouse, forearm and NO bulldog as Blade feeds Nick to the Butcher, who throws Nick out! Matt is the only Buck left! Matt goes for revenge but the Butcher puts him in a corner. Isiah comes squealing in but he’s sent into Matt! And so is Quen! Butcher starts serving up Private Party Buck clothesline sandwiches! And then he runs at JB, only to get an elbow and forearm. JB runs at Butcher but Butcher backdrops him onto Matt and Private Party! Ortiz and Santana regroup while Luchasaurus stares down The Butcher! Fans fire up as these two big men start throwing forearms! They’re on Luchasaurus’ side, and things turn to CHOPS! Butcher blocks a boot but Luchasaurus boots a clothesline to HEADBUTT! But Butcher knees back and swings. Luchasaurus handsprings?! TAIL WHIP but Butcher LARIATS! Atlanta fires up as both men fall!
Quen runs at Santana but Santana dodges to clothesline Quen out! Quen lands on the apron, and Isiah runs over, Silly Strong is denied! An enziguri rocks Quen, and Isiah is used to knock him off! Quen is out, and then Proud ‘n’ Powerfull TOSS Isiah onto him! Proud ‘n’ Powerful ELIMINATE Private Party! But then Jurassic Express goes after them! Angelico grabs JB to throw him out, but JB holds onto the ropes. JB SLAPS Angelico, and Angelico runs into Luchasaurus. Luchasaurus shows kick, Angelico puts up his guard, but Luchasaurus brings it down to HEADBUTT! And boot! JB low bridges Angelico, Jurassic Express ELIMINATES TH2! But Sammy Guevara grabs at JB’s feet! PNP run and knock JB off the apron!
Luchasaurus choke grips Santana but Ortiz begs for mercy. Luchasaurus shows no mercy, but the mercs attack! They and PNP work to get Luchasuarus up and out! They ELIMINATE Jurassic Express! Matt Jackson is all alone under the bottom rope while Best Friends, Proud ‘n’ Powerful, and The Butcher & The Blade are the three full teams left. Best Friends go after Butcher but he kicks them away. Blade helps out, but Best Friends spill out the bottom. Butcher and Blade pursue, and Matt goes after PNP! Trent SPEARS Blade while PNP beat Matt down. Chuckie CANNONBALLS onto the mercs! Chuckie gets in the ring but Santana boots him to a corner. Santana runs in but Chuckie hits the Sexy Chuckie Knee! Trent adds on the PSYCHO KNEE!
Chuckie BOOTS Ortiz, and feeds him Sole Food Half ‘n’ Half! Atlanta fires up as the Best Friends HUG! Only for the Butcher to throw Chuckie out! Matt goes after Butcher but Blade throws Trent. Trent skins the cat and grabs Blade with head scissors! Orange Cassidy appears from practically thin air and saves Trent from the floor! Cassidy gets Trent to the steel steps, and Trent baits Blade into the tornado DDT! Matt sends Blade out, but Blade skins the cat, only to get double dropkicks from Matt and Trent! Trent, Matt and Butcher stand-alone while PNP is huddled by a corner. These are our final five!
Matt and Trent stand together while Butcher works with PNP for a 3v2 brawl! That, of course, favors Butcher, Santana, and Ortiz. Santana whips Matt to a corner, and then he and Ortiz whip Matt and Trent at each other. Trent and Matt dosido to go back and corner clothesline PNP! Trent and Matt DOUBLE SUPERKICK Butcher! Wait, is it… Yes, Matt and Trent HUG! Honorary Best Buck Friends! But then Butcher double LARIATS them both! Bunny cheers Butcher as he drags Trent up. Butcher CHOPS Trent in a corner, then backs up, for a big corner clothesline! He grinds a boot into Trent while Ortiz keeps Matt down. Butcher whips Trent corner to corner, and Trent tumbles over and out! Butcher clubs Trent but Trent holds on to the bottom rope!
PNP keep Matt away as Butcher drags Trent up. Trent grabs Butcher and drags him out! They’re both on the apron while Matt fights off PNP. Butcher forearms Trent and Cassidy is waiting to help. Trent wobbles but he CHOPS Butcher back! And again! Cassidy puts his hands in his pockets, confident Trent has this. But then Bunny comes by and flirts. Only to keep Cassidy in his oranges!! Bunnies don’t like Sloths, it seems. Butcher CLOBBERS Trent and the mercs ELIMINATE Best Friends! Matt goes after Butcher with furious fists, and BITES the fingers! Butcher pushes Matt away, so Matt SPEARS Butcher! The Young Bucks ELIMINATE Butcher & Blade, and Matt is still in this because he went through the middle rope! Matt is all alone with Proud ‘n’ Powerful and let’s not forget Sammy. Matt gets in and fights PNP by himself! Haymakers and CHOPS, but PNP kicks low.
PNP double whips, Matt dodges, but his double clotheslines are ducked. PNP double back suplex but Matt lands on his feet! Matt gives them DOUBLE NORTHERN LIGHTS! And he floats through!! Matt dumps Santana out, but Santana holds on! Matt runs but Sammy trips him! Ortiz and Santana bring Matt to a corner, Santana climbs, STREET SWEEPER!! PNP drags Matt up and throws him out, but Matt says on the apron! The Inner Circle thinks they’ve won but Matt gets in. PNP goes after Matt with stomps and then lift him, but Matt slips out. Matt boots Santana and prepares to backdrop Ortiz, but Ortiz CLAWS Matt’s back! Rawr. Matt throws Ortiz out! Ortiz is on the apron, and Santana stops himself from running into him. But then Santana dodges and the SUPERKICK sends Ortiz down! It’s just Matt and Santana!
Matt SUPERKICKS Santana! Sammy springboards in, into a SUPERKICK! Matt runs to clothesline Santana out! The Young Bucks ELIMINATE Proud ‘n’ Powerful, and WIN!!
Winners: The Young Bucks (NEW #1 Contenders to the AEW World Tag Team Championships)