A video aired of various celebrities (like Slash) and wrestlers congratulating Jericho on 30 years in wrestling. The list of stars included Hiroshi Tanahashi with a huge NJPW logo in the background, so that is sure to get people talking about a potential relationship between the two again.
The Hybrid2 (Jack Evans and Angelico) vs. FTR (Dax Hardwood & Cash Wheeler) for the AEW World Tag Team Championship
Dax started the match with Jack Evans, with Evans hitting a dropkick and then Angelico hitting a crossbody for a two-count. Angelico hit a flying crossbody on both men on the floor, but FTR caught him. Evans launched himself over the corner onto all 3 men and they hit the floor. Evans went for his 630 off the top rope, but Dax cut him off and hit a dragon screw leg whip off the top rope.
Dax then dropped Evans’ knee across the guardrail and smashed it into the post. FTR got the heat on Evans for the next few minutes, working over the leg. JR and Tony Schiavone mused about how FTR are similar to the Andersons from the old territory days during the break on Fite, which is always a good way of giving historical context to modern wrestling.
Evans managed to duck a clothesline from Cash and tagged out to Angelico. Angelico ran wild and then locked on a submission on both of FTR, and they managed to drag themselves to the ropes. Evans and Angelico hit a foot stomp and back suplex combination for a 2 count, but Evans had trouble making the cover because of his injured leg.
Unfortunately, Evans injury let FTR get the advantage again, hitting a German suplex into a dragon suplex. Jack Evans went for a phoenix splash but didn’t get completely over for it, and ended up hitting a legdrop on Dax. That was quite the botch. Jack hit a moonsault off the middle rope for a 2 count, then hit a kick that drove Cash to the floor. Cash, meanwhile took out Angelico on the floor, and Dax and Cash then hit a suplex/splash combo on Evans for the three-count.
Rating: **2/3 (2.75 stars)
This was working out as a really good tag match until Evans missed the phoenix splash. After that it fell apart a bit, but it was still quite solid.
After the match, the Young Bucks superkicked a cameraman backstage. As FTR were watching this on the screen, a picture of FTR as hotdogs (AKA weenies) popped up on the screen, and then the Best Friends came out wearing T-Shirts with the hotdog picture. They then told FTR that they were facing FTR next week for the tag titles, and that “these two comedy wrestlers” were going to take the AEW tag titles on the Dynamite anniversary show.