AEW Fight for the Fallen 2020 Results, Grades: Chris Jericho gets Orange Juiced

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Jon Moxley (c) vs. Brian Cage for the AEW World Title

Result: Taz throws in the towel for Brian Cage

Grade: A, Loved the storytelling with Taz having to throw in the towel because Brian Cage wouldn’t quit. The work on the arm by Jon Moxley paid dividends and was huge for this match.

Taz cut a great promo before the match to get everyone hyped up, and it’s a good thing, too, because the match actually started before the bell rung when Brian Cage started swinging at the champion in the main event of AEW Fight for the Fallen 2020.

Cage started showing off his power in the corner with nonstop forearm strikes, followed by one of his big clotheslines.

Moxley started targeting Cage’s arm, just as he said he would. Cage is coming off a torn bicep, so it was smart for Mox to target that limb in order to gain a distinct advantage over a man with a serious size advantage over him.

The fight spilled over to the outside, which tends to favor Moxley in most matches. And going along with that, Mox looped Cage’s arm through the holes in the barricade, inflicting serious damage on that previously-injured bicep! He then brought a barricade guardrail slanted onto the ring, and the ref allowed it! But Mox was the one who ate a suplex head-first onto the guardrail!

And once again, Moxley’s tactics of using weaponry backfired, as he got vertical suplexed onto the steel chair, which was destroyed under the weight of the suplex!

Cage went all the way to the top rope in one leap from the bottom rope, but he missed the moonsault badly! And that provided Moxley with a crucial opening.

Moxley hit the Paradigm Shift, but Cage kicked out at two!

Rgiht after Cage kicked out of a superplex, Moxley turned it into a kimura to continue that damage, but Cage’s power saved him again. He hit his own vertical suplex, getting Moxley from outside the ring and back into it.

Moxley put in a crossarmbreaker, but Cage quickly blocked it. Otherwise he would have lost then and there. While Cage fought out of it, Moxley found a different submission, causing even more pain to the challenger.

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As he locked in the submission, he flipped off a panicking Taz at ringside…and Taz threw in the towel to save Cage from even more damage from the hold!

Cage attacked Moxley after the match. The lights went out all of a sudden. And Darby Allin showed up with a skateboard to attack Cage for revenge.