Happy New Year! NXT has gone full awards season so it’s the only show in town! “AEW Homecoming” returns to Jacksonville… inside Daily’s Place.
Arn Anderson kicks off the show with Cody (Don’t call him Rhodes) and is announced as the coach for the Nightmare Family. (AA was fired because of an incident involving Alicia Fox and a lil’ bit of the bubbly). Cody follows and his dancing partner Darby Allin comes out next as we get the match going!
Darby Allin Vs. Cody
Cody slamed into an exposed turnbuckle. Arn tells Cody to throw his knee up as Darby goes for a Coffin Drop from the top turnbuckle. Cody gets the knee up just in time, as Cody rolls Darby up for the three count pin and CODY WINS!
SCU pops everyone in the TWM office by calling the Dark Order “spooky perverts”. Sammy Guevara interrupts them and calls Chris Daniels names.
AEW Womens Championship; Nylya Rose vs Hikaru Shida vs. Britt Baker vs. Riho
Rose took out Shida and stacked up Shida and Riho on top of each other The Native Beast then headed to the top rope and hit a Swanton Bomb, but ended up eating the mat. Shida came close to pinning Nyla Rose after this only for Baker to try and get Shida in the Lockjaw. Riho rolled up Baker at this point to pick up the win. RIHO RETAINS!
Post match, Nyla brings a table into the ring and places Riho onto it, she climbs up to the top rope and dives through her.
Backstage, Joey Janela is about to cut a promo but Penelope Ford gives him a low-blow before walking off with Kip Sabian.
Trent Vs. Jon Moxley
Trent goes for Piledriver, Moxley and Trent go back and forth with near falls before Moxley nearly knocks Trent’s head off with a Clothesline. Trent with a Haymaker and pin attempt. Moxley kicks out at two once again. Both men are struggling to their feet. Orange Cassidy enters the ring and puts his hands in his pockets right in front of Moxley. Moxley walks up and puts his hands in his own pockets. Trent gets a Piledriver on Moxley at the 10 minute marker, Moxley losing focus momentarily. Trent comes off the top rope, Moxley waiting for him on the outside, counters and then drags Trent back into the ring. Moxley drops Trent on his head inside the ring for the win and the number one contender spot against Chris Jericho for the World Championship. MOXLEY WINS!
Post-Match we have a small segment on Moxley & Jericho, Chris wants him to join the Inner Circle and will give Mox 49% and perks. Mox say’s that out of respect for Chris, he’ll answer him next week.
Sammy Guevara vs. Dustin Rhodes
Dustin Rhodes took out a steel chair and was set to go after Guevara’s arm only for the referee to pull the chair away. Guevara took advantage and booted Rhodes before hitting him with a springboard moonsault. Rhodes soon got back into the match only for Jake Hager to interfere again. Dustin Rhodes fought back from it and set Guevara up for the Natural Kick only for the referee to stop Rhodes in his tracks. Jake Hager ran into the ring and hit Rhodes with a low blow which let Sammy Guevara pin Dustin Rhodes for the win. SAMMY GUEVARA WINS!
MJF comes out and runs down Jacksonville, before turning to Cody. He wants the match at AEW Revolution in late February and that if Cody lays even a finger on him beforehand, the match is off. Also Cody has to face Wardlow in a Steel Cage match AND Cody has to get on all fours whilst MJF whips him 10 times… Heat magnet.
Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks vs PAC and The Lucha Bros
Half way through the match the Bucks hit stereo Canadian Destroyers to Fenix and Pentagon Jr. Omega gets into the ring at this point and traded strikes and kicks with PAC. PAC caught Omega with a German suplex only for Omega to reply with a his patented snap Dragon Suplex. Pentagon broke up the pinfall and dished out sling blades to The Bucks. He followed it up with a Backstabber to Pentagon Jr. Fenix came in and hit a double cutter to both the Bucks. Omega came in and hit Fenix with a snap Dragon Suplex before being blindsided by PAC.
PAC followed up with the Black Arrow only for The Young Bucks to break the pinfall. PAC locked in the Brutalizer after this but Matt Jackson managed to break the hold. Fenix headed to the top rope and attempted a spinning kick to Omega who caught him with a knee. Omega followed it up with a One Winged Angel for the win.
Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks def. PAC and The Lucha Brothers
Postmatch, The Elite invited Hangman Page (Who was on commentary) to the ring to celebrate but he refused. During the match he was unusally ill-tempered and was drinking… a happy note to end the show on!