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AEW DYNAMITE TV REPORT
FEBRUARY 26, 2020
KANSAS CITY, KS. AT SILVERSTEIN EYE CENTER ARENA
AIRED LIVE ON TNT
Announcers: Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone, Excalibur
Ring Announcer: Justin Roberts
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-They went right to the arena as pyro blasted and Ross introduced the show, noting it’s the last stop on the road to AEW Revolution on Saturday night. They went to the announcing trio on camera who hyped Best Friends (w/Orange Cassidy) vs. The Butcher & The Blade (w/Bunny), Yuka Sakazaki vs. Big Swole vs. Shanna vs. Hikiaru Shida, Sammy Guevara & Santana & Ortiz vs. Jurassic Express, and Kenny Omega vs. Pac in the 30 minute Iron Man match. Also, a weigh-in for the Chris Jericho vs. Jon Moxley match.
(1) PAC vs. KENNY OMEGA (w/The Young Bucks) – 30 minute Iron Man match
The announcers talked about how Pac had been in training for weeks focused on just this match, while Omega has been active but in tag matches only. Omega landed a running flip dive over the top rope onto Pac at ringside at 3:00. Kenny stayed on office for a few more minutes. Pac rolled to the floor to catch his breath. Fans booed. Kenny went after him, but Pac caught him with some punches to take over. He landed a tornado DDT on the floor at 6:00. Ross said that could be the difference-making moment of the match. Pac landed a top rope brainbuster suplex at 7:30. Fans chanted “Holy shit!” The pace kept up with big spots and near falls.
They stood mid-ring at 12:00 and exchanges blows. The crowd cheered with each blow. Omega landed a Tiger Driver ’98 for a believable near fall. Omega set up a One-Winged Angel, but Pac escaped. Omega turned it into a back suplex into a bridge for another believable near fall. Fans loudly chanted “AEW! AEW!” Omega lifted Pac onto his shoulders and climbed to the top rope, but Pac spun around and landed a powerbomb off the top rope. Pac then mounted Omega in another corner, but Omega dropped Pac face-first over the top turnbuckle and then followed up with a Snap Dragon Suplex and a V-Trigger for a very near fall.
Pac recovered magically quickly at ringside and began searching for something under the ring. Then he jabbed Omega in the head with the chair. The ref DQ’d him. The Young Bucks protested and jumped onto the ring apron. The ref turned to them, which gave Pac an opening to hit Omega in the back of his head with the chair. The Bucks entered and checked on Omega. Excalibur noted the clock was stopped for 30 seconds before the match restarted. Nick Jackson splashed water on Omega’s face.
FIRST FALL: Omega via DQ in 15;54.
Pac landed a Black Arrow off the top rope to get the fall back.
SECOND FALL: Pac at 16:39. [c]
They stayed with the action on split screen during a commercial which included a plug for the AEW Revolution PPV event. Back from the break, Pac sitout powerbombed Omega off the ring apron. Fans loudly chanted “Holy shit!” TNT muted the sound. Both were slow to get up. Pac dropkicked Omega off the ring apron and Omega landed on the referee Paul Turner. Pac smiled and pulled a table out from under the ring. Ross said he’s been disqualified once already. Excalibur said that first DQ was strategic. Excalibur said that’s the first DQ they’ve had in AEW. (Wow.) Fans chanted “We want tables!” The AEW doctor checked on Omega. Ross said he could stop the match if Omega can’t defend himself. Pac put Omega on the table. Ross wondered if another referee would be to the ring soon. Pac elbowed Omega’s throat and then leaped off the top rope with a shooting star press through the table. Both were down and slow to get up. They cut to fans in the crowd reacting with gasps.
The Bucks and the doctor checked on the wrestlers on the floor. He started to countout both wrestlers. Ross wondered what happened if there was a double countout. Pac reentered the ring. Matt threw Omega into the ring to just beat the count. Ross said that was a judgement call by the referee. Pac went for a Black Arrow, but Omega lifted his knees at 25;00. Both again were slow to get up. Omega then delivered a V-Trigger to Pac’s jaw. Then a second to the side of Pac’s head. He scored a two count after a Uranage.
Omega charged at Pac with a knee, then lifted him onto his shoulders, but Pac revered a Snap Dragon attempt. Omega sold being out on his knees. He stood, but Pac gave him a swinging DDT. Pac locked on his Brutalizer submission with under three minutes left. Fans chanted “Kenny! Kenny!” Omega grabbed the bottom rope a minute later to force a break. Pac went right back to the Brutalizer. Schiavone called it great strategy. Fans chanted “Kenny! Kenny!” Omega leveraged Pac’s shoulders down for a soft two count before Pac leveraged Omega back into the Brutalizer with 45 seconds left. Omega struggled to break free as the clock counted down to zero. So they went 30 minutes with a 1-1 score.
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