All Elite Wrestling returns with its third-ever event – Fight for the Fallen – on Saturday from Daily’s Place Amphitheater in Jacksonville, Fla. Proceeds from the show will be donated to gun violence victims.
The main event features a tag team affair between The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) taking on Cody and Dustin Rhodes. The co-feature has Kenny Omega facing off with Cima. Also, Chris Jericho will be coming out for a segment likely to promote his AEW heavyweight title contest with Adam Page at All Out on Aug. 31 in Chicago.
The Bucks are coming off of a spectacular performance two weeks ago at Fyter Fest, where they teamed with Omega to defeat The Lucha Brothers (Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix) and The Laredo Kid.
On the same show, Cody went to a 20-minute time limit draw with Darby Allin. When the bout concluded, Shawn Spears attacked Cody and violently blasted him with a steel chair to the head, causing Rhodes to need 12 stitches. Dustin last competed at May’s Double or Nothing when he lost a bloody war to Cody in one of the best matches of 2019.
Top to bottom, Fight for the Fallen looks to be another solid show from AEW.
AEW Fight for the Fallen live updates, results
The Lucha Bros beat SCU in an all-action match; challenge The Young Bucks to a ladder match
10:17 p.m.: A very competitive and hard-hitting match. The end came when Pentagon hit an ungodly Canadian Destroyer on Scorpio Sky across the ring. Pentagon and Fenix finish Sky off, hitting their package piledriver/double stomp. So far, the best match on the show, which isn’t a surprise since they are considered one of the premier tag teams in the world.
After the match, Pentagon and Fenix attacked Daniels with a ladder. They proceeded to climb the ladder and challenge The Young Bucks to a ladder match at All Out. You can sign me up yesterday, today and tomorrow.
10:13 p.m.: How Scorpio Sky was able to nail a Stone Cold Stunner on the ring apron is beyond me. Great execution.
10:07 p.m.: The referee sends SCU comrade Christopher Daniels to the back after intefering.
10:05 p.m.: Pentagon and Fenix remind of the Golden State Warriors. Non-stop high octane offense.
9:58 p.m.: Coming up at Fight for the Fallen in a six-man tag team match, The Lucha Bros (Pentagón Jr. and Rey Fenix) vs. SoCal Uncensored (Scorpio Sky and Frankie Kazarian). Don’t get up as it’s going to be fast-paced and action-packed.
Adam “Hangman” Page defeats Kip Sabian; Chris Jericho interferes afterwards
9:50 p.m.: The match started out slow but picked up in the six-seven minutes. A really creative ending when Page and Sabian were reversing falls that ended up with Page hitting the Deadeye for the pinfall. After the match, a masked man came up from behind and attacked Page and nailed him with a series of vicious shots and a Codebreaker. The person took the mask and was revealed to be Chris Jericho. Moments later, Jericho hit the Judas Effect to leave Page bloody right above the eyebrow and a shiner under his left eye. A great way to build towards the heavyweight title match at All Out.
9:48 p.m.: Page isn’t done as he gets Sabian to the top rope and executes a swinging neck breaker. Somehow, Sabian kicks out.
9:46 p.m.: A running powerbomb by Page sends Sabian over the ring and onto the wooden ramp. What a move!
9:45 p.m.: Beautiful moonsault by Page onto Sabian on the floor.
9:43 p.m.: That discus clothesline by Page to send Sabian off of his boots is a sight to see. Need to see more fire like that from Page.
9:38 p.m.: Loving the kicks from Sabian. So fluid and makes it look easy in the process.
9:29 p.m.: RIght at Fight for the Fallen, Adam “Hangman” Page faces Kip Sabian. A big match here for Page. He needs a stellar performance to get people behind him going into his AEW heavyweight title bout with Chris Jericho at All Out.
The Dark Order defeats Jungle Boy and Luchasauras and Jack Evans and Angelico in an impressive performance
9:26 p.m.: This a little bit of everything in terms of action and psychology. Everyone hit their signature spots but the ones who stood out the most were Jungle Boy and Luchsaurus. They had the crowd in the palm of their hand the entire way. I get why Dark Order went over as they’ve been in a program with Best Friends, but if there was time for an audible, the time would have been right here.
Now, The Dark Order and Best Friends meet at All Out on Aug. 31 to see who gets a first-round bye in the tag team tournament.
9:12 p.m.: Jungle Boy is so fun to watch. And think about this: He’s only 21 years of age.
9:06 p.m.: Up next at Fight for the Fallen is a triple threat tag team match featuring The Dark Order vs. Jungle Boy and Luchasauras vs. Jack Evans and Angelico. The winners look to face Best Friends at All Out to determine which team receives a bye in the tag team tournament.
Brandi Rhodes beats Allie after interference by Awesome Kong
9:02 p.m.: Nothing much to the bout. It was slow-paced and obvious Rhodes and Allie need more in-ring time. Allie was on her way to victory, as she had Rhodes in an inverted sleeper until Kong distracted the referee. Allie ended up releasing the hold and went towards Kong and the referee. Rhodes raked the eyes, hit the spear for the win.
Rhodes and Kong were beating up Allie when the legendary Aja Kong came to the ring and had a staredown with Awesome Kong, much to the delight of the crowd.
Sure wouldn’t mind seeing those two ladies clash in the near future.
8:48 p.m.: Coming up at AEW Fight for the Fallen, Brandi Rhodes takes on Allie. RIght before the match is about to begin, Rhodes has backup in Awesome Kong. Lot of pressure on Rhodes in her first official AEW bout.
Shawn Spears, MJF and Sammy Guevara def. Jimmy Havoc, Joey Janela and Darby Allin
8:42 p.m.: High paced action with the crowd firmly into it everything. Janela looked to have things well in control for his team until Spears hit a DVDR on the apron. Spears tagged himself in and attacked Allin’s ribs. He hit another DVDR onto Allin for the pinfall.
The right man won the match since it appears Spears will face Cody at All Out. Spears garnered a lot of heat throughout and bodes well for the bout in six weeks.
8:39 p.m.: Exilerating set of moves by Guevara highlighted by a standing Spanish Fly on Havoc. Wow!
8:38 p.m.: Amazing move by Havoc as Spears and MJF are in the corner and Havoc uses Spears’ back to springboard a superplex on Guevara.
8:34 p.m.: Enjoying the interactions with MJF and Spears. Every time they get near one another, they make snide remarks or facial expressions.
8:30 p.m.: The crowd is really behind Janela. He gained a lot of stock in their eyes after the insane non-sanctioned match with Jon Moxley at Fyter Fest. And the same can be said for Allin after his draw with Cody two weeks back.
8:23 p.m.: Like that Spears is calling him “The Chairman of AEW” considering he bashed Cody’s head in with a chair at Fyter Fest two weeks ago. Intrigued to see the dynamic between Spears and MJF since the latter is Cody’s best friend.
8:22 p.m.: MJF comes out first and no microphone time. Quite interesting considering he’s already one of the best talkers in wrestling.
8:19 p.m.: The main card of AEW Fight for the Fallen begins with Jimmy Havoc, Darby Allin, and Joey Janela vs. MJF, Sammy Guevara, and Shawn Spears.
8:08 p.m.: Baker and Riho def. Priestly and Nakajima. A really good affair between four fantastic athletes, especially Baker and Priestly. After a series of thrilling near falls, Nakajima hit a hurricarana on Riho for the one, two, three.
The match was better than expected and they delivered. Wouldn’t mind seeing a women’s tag team division down the line.
A much better pre-show than we saw two weeks ago at Fyter Fest. Less bouts and better building towards the main card.
8:00 p.m.: Great action between Baker and Priestly. The one knock on Baker is she needs to put more believability in her strikes.
7:49 p.m.: Up next at the “Buy-In” pre-show, Dr. Britt Baker and Rhio face Bea Priestley & Shoko Nakajima. Baker returns after beating Awesome Kong, Nyla Rose and Kylie Rae at Double or Nothing. Also on the same show, Riho along with Hikaru Shida & Ryo Mizunami defeated Emi Sakura, Aja Kong & Yuka Sakazaki at Double or Nothing.
Priestley and Nakajima make their highly anticipated AEW debuts. This has the potential to be a lot of fun with the talent all four women possess.
7:42 p.m.: Sonny Kiss def. Peter Avalon. Solid match even though it went only about six minutes. Kiss hit a nice standing moonsault when Bates climbed the ring apron to try and distract Kiss. Avalon secured a roll-up and immediately went for a moonsault but it missed the mark. Kiss connects on a kick, goes to the top rope and does a split-legged leg drop for the victory.
There’s something to Kiss. He’s got good charisma and a connection with the crowd.
7:35 p.m.: Starting off the “Buy-In” pre-show is Peter Avalon (w/Leva Bates) taking on Sonny Kiss. Avalon received thunderous boos from the crowd while Kiss came out with the Jacksonville Jaguars cheerleaders and received a good reaction.
7:30 p.m. ET: Welcome to Sporting News’ live coverage of All Elite Wrestling’s, Fight for the Fallen. An exciting night of professional wrestling lies ahead. So kick back, relax and follow along on the journey.
AEW Fight for the Fallen card
– Cody and Dustin Rhodes vs. The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson)
– Kenny Omega vs. Cima
– Brandi Rhodes vs. Allie
– Adam Page vs. Kip Sabian
– Lucha Bros (Pentagón Jr. and Rey Fenix) vs. SoCal Uncensored (Scorpio Sky and Frankie Kazarian)
– Dr. Britt Baker and Rhio vs. Bea Priestley & Shoko Nakajima
– The Dark Order vs. Jungle Boy and Luchasaura vs. Jack Evans and Angelico
– Jimmy Havoc, Darby Allin, and Joey Janela vs. MJF, Sammy Guevara, and Shawn Spears
– Peter Avalon vs. Sonny Kiss (pre-show match)