By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
On Wednesday night, it was the first-time that All Elite Wrestling and the World Wrestling Entertainment competed with each other on the national stage. Both companies had programing on national TV.
It was the debut of AEW Dynamite on TNT, while WWE had its NXT brand on an hour for 8-9 pm EST on the USA Network. Dyanamite ran from 8-10 pm EST.
World Championship Wrestling was the last company to air on TNT. WCW was founded by Ted Turner before being bought out by then WWF (World Wrestling Federation, before the name change to World Wrestling Entertainment) in 2001.
The ‘American Nightmare’ Cody defeated Sammy Guevara in the first match on the AEW Wednesday programming. Cody, who is also a vital part of the company as their Vice President, defeated Guevara by pinfall.
Following the match, Cody was attacked by Chris Jericho.
MJF defeated Brandon Cutler in a quick match. MJF won by submission over Cutler with the Salt of the Earth armbar submission.
PAC (f.k.a Neville in WWE) defeated “Hangman” Adam Page in their single’s match. This match was supposed to happen earlier this year, but was cancelled after PAC had differences with the company.
He won the single’s match by submission. PAC hit Page with the Black Arrow, then applied the Brutalizer submission for the win.
Riho defeated Nyla Rose to win the inaugural AEW Women’s Championship. This was the first women’s title match in company history.
The Japanese competitor, who was outweighed by more than 100 pounds, defeated the transgender competitor with a Northern lights suplex from the second rope. Riho then hit Rose with knees to the face for the win.
Jericho, Santana, and Ortiz defeated Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks in the main event match by pinfall. The Young Bucks were put at a disadvantage approx. midway through the match when Moxley (f.k.a. Dean Ambrose in WWE) attacked Omega and eventually put him through a glass table in the VIP area of the backstage.
Towards the end, Jericho hit Nick Jackson with a Codebreaker. Then, he hit Jackson with the Judas Effect for the win.
A surprise signing made his statement with the company.