A few weeks back on AEW Dynamite, MJF & Chris Jericho won a battle royale to get this shot tonight against The Young Bucks. The feud was rather lukewarm, with fans hoping fellow Inner Circle members Santana & Ortiz won the belts ahead of the event, but that was not the case.
However, the intensity in the past two weeks really picked this one up, with MJF & Chris Jericho attacking the father of The Young Bucks. Now, this one isn’t just about the AEW World Tag Team Championships, it’s about respect.
The Young Bucks Woke Up And Chose Violence
Jericho would start with Nick, and be taken down with a double leg takedown and be pummelled. Matt grabbed MJF and started the beat down on him, The Young Bucks woke up and chose violence tonight. Jericho & MJF took control of the outside brawl by throwing them into each other.
MJF & Jericho got cocky, and ended up thrown into the barricades. Back in the ring, Jericho & MJF were both put in Sharpshooters, but Matt let MJF go as they weren’t legal. Nick lost control of Jericho, but Matt ran in for a spear before taking MJF off the apron. Matt got a tag and hit a senton bomb.
MJF grabbed the ankle of Nick, allowing Jericho to hit a triangle dropkick. Jericho hit the back suplex, tagged in MJF who hit a double flapjack with him. They’d get cocky and lose control of Nick, who tagged in Matt. Matt teased a superkick on MJF before hitting a DDT, only to be tripped out of the ring by Wardlow holding the rope down.
Chris Jericho & MJF Have An Extra Partner
After being dumped onto the floor, MJF & Jericho were able to easily contain Matt in their corner. They’d hit a delayed double suplex, for a two count, before MJF applied a sleeper hold. Matt broke free briefly, only for MJF to show his technical skills by tripping Matt up with a drop toehold and getting a front headlock.
He’d free himself with a Belly to Belly Suplex, but Jericho pulled Nick off the apron before he could complete the tag. Matt would deal with both MJF & Jericho with a double DDT, and finally got the tag from Nick. Nick came in like a house of fire, hitting the bulldog on MJF & lariat on Jericho!
MJF took the knee strike and facebuster, Nick flowing out of the ring to moonsault onto Jericho and then coming over the top rope with a destroyer. Nick took MJF into his corner, where they hit a move familiar to Motor City Machine Gun fans. MJF kicked out at two and got to Jericho for the tag, who almost got rolled up for the near fall.
Jericho threw the Judas Effect and Nick hit the superkick to the elbow. The Young Bucks wanted the Meltzer Driver, but MJF blocked it allowing Jericho to counter Matt. Nick realized too late and missed the dive, ending up in the Walls Of Jericho, but was able to pull himself to a tag.
Matt came in and ended up in the same hold, but used the leg strength to break free. Jericho got a blind tag from MJF, who came in and caught Matt with a powerbomb for a two count. MJF got cocky and wasted time taunting Matt. Another attempt at Meltzer Driver was dashed by Jericho hitting a codebreaker on Nick, and Matt being rolled up by MJF but kicked out.
Wardlow ran a distraction, Jericho hit Matt with the baseball bat and MJF nailed the Heatseeker, but Matt still kicked out at two. Nick got Jericho with a gamiguri, got the tag from Matt and they’d hit tandem crossbody onto their opponents. Jericho went for Judas Effect but caught Wardlow instead. The Young Bucks caught a Lionsault from Jericho with superkicks, before hitting BTE Trigger.
MJF broke it up, took a superkick party and it was time for Meltzer Driver, and that’s all she wrote. The Young Bucks retain to start the show! Who will face the Young Bucks next? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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