It was the second event in the Fyter Fest chronology. What was not was the story of Cabana and The Dark Order working seamlessly en route to victory. The in-ring work from both teams was good, but it wasn't quite at the level we have come to expect from AEW's tag team division when it comes to fast-paced excitement. Cassidy countered the Liontamer with a small package for two before Santana and Ortiz threw orange juice in his face. The Bad Boy, though, delivered a rolling elbow and a flurry of clotheslines. All Elite Wrestling's first Fyter Fest event in 2019 was a standard pay-per-view, but this year's event has been changed into a two-night special that will take up this and next week's episode of Dynamite. FTR eventually came out to the stage with some lawn chairs and a cooler to watch the final 10 minutes of the show as The Hangman and The Cleaner started to dominate. Freshly Squeezed added a plancha that wiped out Jericho, Santana and Ortiz, and then he added a DDT for a near-fall. This allowed him to get his hands on Anderson. Marko Stunt tried to get involved, but Wardlow ended up throwing him into Jungle Boy. Private Party came in hot, but by the time we went to a commercial, the heels were in control. Nyla Rose returned to action this week, battling Kenzie Paige and KiLynn King in a two-on-one handicap match. Here is the lineup for the first night of Fyter Fest: MJF gave a promo before the match with his usual brand of wit. 3 Comments. A week after Private Party knocked off Santana and Ortiz of The Inner Circle, and Kenny Omega and Hangman Page successfully defended their AEW Tag Team Championships against Best Friends, the two teams battled in a title clash to kick off Night 2 of Fyter Fest. It was a textbook opening for a tag match. More than once. That is evidence of effective storytelling. Best Friends made the save, but Jericho capitalized on the distraction and used his baseball bat for a near-fall. MJF tagged out as soon as he had an opportunity. With the promise of a massive announcement from Taz and No. MJF tried to use his diamond ring as a weapon and wound up hitting Wardlow by mistake. Both women almost had the win at several points. This probably should have been better, but the closing moments were messy. What went down, who emerged victoriously and what does it mean for AEW in the weeks and months to come? Trent and Chuck Taylor showed up for their title shot in style with Trent's mom dropping them off in a minivan like they were teenagers who couldn't drive themselves to a movie. They even prevented a tag from the human dinosaur by using some classic heel tactics. The challengers weathered the early storm to deliver Silly String to Kenny Omega. As soon as the bell rang, Shida hit a running knee. With Arn Anderson, Schuyler Andrews, Lance Archer, Colt Cabana. This match provided the kind of exciting tag team action AEW has become known for. The monstrous heel continued his dominance during the break, sending Janela into a guardrail. Hager is a solid technical powerhouse, but we all knew Cody would have to do the heavy lifting when it came to making this match exciting. Cody was at an immediate disadvantage against the bigger Hager. Quen recovered and delivered a shooting star press for two, but the champions answered with the Last Call for the win and successful title defense. The commentary team put Archer over strong after the match, reminding fans that he was able to capture any title at any time, and the result is the reheating of a star who looked to be the next big thing in AEW not all that long ago. It allowed short bursts of offense to have a bigger impact. AEW Fyter Fest will be aired live over a two-night special event starting on Wednesday, 1 st July and continuing on Wednesday, 8 th July, replacing the usual Dynamite show. As usual, MJF was on point with his mic work before the match. Santana gave him a free shot and laughed at Kassidy's effort. It appears so if the closing moments are any indication, but with his professional life hitting its stride, thanks to his association with Lee and the cult-like Dark Order, it does not appear to matter. Fyter Fest was a series of professional wrestling television special episodes produced by All Elite Wrestling (AEW). AEW Fyter Fest 2020 Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from Day 1. Luchasaurus finally managed to get into the ring and took the powerhouse down with a flurry of kicks. Best Friends winning would have been nice, but the outcome of the match wasn't surprising. He applied an abdominal stretch and grabbed onto the rope, but referee Aubrey Edwards kicked his hand away, allowing Cassidy to fight out with a hip toss. Both duos were in top form and worked well with each other to create some interesting spots. Both men managed to counter an ankle-lock submission from each other. Both nights feature massive matches that Dynamite has been building towards both recently and since Double or Nothing earlier in the year. Kassidy dropped Omega with a lower backbreaker and followed with a big enzuigiri. Orange Cassidy was lounging by the announce table for some reason. SCU vs. Colt Cabana, Stu Grayson and Brodie Lee, FTR and The Young Bucks vs. Taylor hit a big dive to take out Omega so they could isolate Page. Wheeler and Nick Jackson teamed up for the Goodnight Express, FTR's finisher. The two behemoths clashed with a few power moves that put both men on the mat. He took a hellish beating but kept fighting, pushing through the pain and punishment and nearly scoring the upset on more than one occasion. He set up for the Blackout, but Janela countered for a near-fall. Sabian tried to interfere with a kendo stick, but Shida disarmed him and used it to knock his block off. He produced the FTW Championship that he, himself, created two decades ago in ECW and handed it over to The Machine. After a star-studded Night 1, Fyter Fest continued Wednesday with the following previously announced bouts: If the last few weeks were any indication, Jericho vs. Cassidy had the makings of a wild, chaotic and immensely entertaining encounter. After a furious exchange of double-team moves, Quen was able to score the win for his team. The Butcher, The Blade, Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix, A major announcement from Taz and Brian Cage. Both women pulled everything they had out of their bag of tricks. Luchasaurus followed suit and took Wardlow out at ringside with a dive of his own. This didn't stop Private Party from using their trademark high-flying double-team offense to take control. The challenger dodged another knee and hit a back handspring elbow followed by a German suplex for a near-fall. A great sequence saw the Bucks and FTR execute three tags and then deliver a double superplex to Blade, followed by a splash from Wheeler and a senton from Nick. Isiah Kassidy launched himself onto Page at ringside to continue the momentum, but a big lariat by Page turned Marq Quen inside out as the champions regained control. Archer punished and pummeled Janela heading into the break. The post-match promo revealing that she has acquired a manager adds a new wrinkle to her character at a time when it needs it. Not having anyone else from The Inner Circle at ringside allowed Santana and Ortiz to shine on their own for once. An errant superkick from Matt dropped Harwood off the apron and Lucha Bros made the pin for the win. The show ended with FTR offering the winners a beer before getting into an argument. Liam Winnard @LiamFWinnard. Wednesday night, Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler teamed with Matt and Nick Jackson to battle Butcher, Blade and The Lucha Bros. Travel restrictions had kept Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix from teaming up during the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this spring. Harwood made the blind tag and dropped Blade before joining Jackson for a double superkick that leveled Butcher. Their eventual showdown is going to be a great match, perhaps a Match of the Year candidate. "That's some renegade s--t!" Wrestling-belt marks probably loved it, though. After the match, she stared down AEW Women's champion Hikaru Shida before taking a mic. The champ broke free and applied a sleeper and a stretch submission before hitting a brutal backbreaker for another two-count. Hager went for a submission, but Cody countered into a pin to retain the title. The ratings are from his Wrestling Observer Newsletter (subscribe here). Not to mention that Cage, a former world champion in Lucha Underground and Impact Wrestling, is hardly what you would call a "renegade" in the sport of professional wrestling. Seemingly awakened by the barrage of right hands dealt him by Jericho, Cassidy fired off a series of strikes and a hurricanrana. And he will brag and gloat over his win, as he should, but there will always be that reminder in the back of his mind that Cassidy gave him every bit of the fight a Jon Moxley or Kenny Omega would have. AEW Fyter Fest will be aired live over a two-night special event starting on Wednesday, 1 st July and continuing on Wednesday, 8 th July, replacing the usual Dynamite show. Let's take a look at everything that happened on this week's Fyter Fest edition of AEW Dynamite. With that said, the teams finally hit their strides late, particularly when Quen hit the shooting star press. Jungle Boy started strong with a clothesline before MJF and Wardlow overpowered him to take control. This was a great main event featuring four outstanding wrestlers. Fyter Fest was AEW’s second-ever show last year and would have been the perfect special for the UK. Jericho countered the Superman Punch, and Cassidy crashed to the arena floor heading into the final break of the night. Jericho missed a Lionsault, and Cassidy answered with a Michinoku Driver for a two-count of his own. This page will be your hub for all of the Dave Meltzer star ratings from both nights. The Bucks and FTR controlled the early portion of the match, overwhelming their opponents with their tag team expertise before a big pump kick from The Blade earned the villains the upper hand. The Human Suplex Machine said Cage would be crowned AEW World champion next week at Fight for the Fallen when he defeats Jon Moxley, but he is not going into that match uncrowned. He used a few more high-flying moves than usual. Ford and Shida have quickly become two of the standout talents in the AEW women's division, so it was great to see them square off for the title. Omega and Page winning was the right call as their acclaimed title reign continues, but they are in need of another quality feud because these last two title defenses have lacked intensity and storytelling. This was far too disjointed early to be as good as it had the potential to be. Once Jungle Boy recovered, he took out his biggest rival with a few dives out of the ring. Taz and "The Machine" Brian Cage joined Tony Schiavone in the ring for a major announcement. AEW: Fyter Fest Night 1 is taking place on Thursday, 2cnd of July at 10 AM AEST & Night 2 is on Thursday, 9th of July at 10 AM AEST.