Wrestling Roundup: February 6, 2020

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AEW Dynamite Results

Another solid episode of AEW Dynamite last night. Cody Rhodes stepped up to take his 10 lashes from MJF ahead of their match at AEW Revolution. There were also some new recruitment attempts from the Dark Order and dissension on one side of an eight-man tag. Before we dive into what happened, here are the match results:

  • Jon Moxley def. Ortiz
  • SCU def. Best Friends
  • Butcher & The Blade & Lucha Bros def. Young Bucks, Kenny Omega & Adam Page
  • Kip Sabian def. Joey Janela

AEW Dynamite Takeaways

As part of his road to facing MJF at Revolution, Cody Rhodes took his lashes. This was a segment that could have missed the mark, but was surprisingly emotional. AEW put it in the main event slot, and gave it time to develop. Cody’s family and friends came out to check on him, including brother Dustin and wife Brandi. 

Cody made it through, and MJF is maybe now at his peak of being hated. The crowd at Dynamite hated him for bringing down Rhodes, and he loved every second of it. When these two finally do square off, it will be magic.

Pirate Jon Moxley continues to be a pain for the Inner Circle. That pain increased when he tried to stab Santana’s eye after beating Ortiz in a singles match. It has been said before, but this feud has really been a return to form for Moxley. Plus how can you not love a star wrestler with an eyepatch?

PAC finally got the attention of Kenny Omega, and only had to threaten Riho to get it. Omega and PAC will square off in a 30-minute Iron Man match, and since he is such a good guy PAC didn’t hit Riho. He did, however, set her up to be ambushed by Nyla Rose. It looks like Rose may be the next challenger for Riho’s title.

Double or Nothing 2 has been officially announced. Announcing it through Sports Illustrated, Double or Nothing will return to the MGM Grand on Saturday, May 23rd. The last Double or Nothing was a great show, and expectations will be high for this one.

NXT Results

The biggest announced segment announced for NXT on Wednesday night was Charlotte Flair coming to NXT. She came to address Rhea Ripley’s Wrestlemania challenge, on the same night that Ripley went face-to-face with her NXT TakeOver: Portland opponent Bianca Belair. First, the match results:

  • Angel Garza def. Isaiah “Swerve” Scott
  • Dominik Dijakovic def. Killian Dain
  • Mercedes Martinez def. Kacy Catanzaro
  • Jordan Devlin def. Tyler Breeze
  • Tomasso Ciampa, Pete Dunne & Matt Riddle def. Undisputed Era by disqualification

NXT Takeaways

The Dream has returned! After a cryptic video last week, Velveteen Dream made his return to NXT at the end of the show. He saved Ciampa from a beatdown at the hands of Undisputed Era, and targeted Roderick Strong specifically. TakeOver: Portland already has a full slate of matches, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see Dream-Strong added to an already packed card.

Charlotte did make her triumphant return to NXT, the place where she cut her chops. For yet another show we will have to wait to make anything official, though. Bianca Belair and Charlotte squared off first, with Belair feeling disrespected that her title match against Ripley is being thought of as an afterthought. Charlotte continually disrespected Belair before and after Ripley came out. Ripley and Belair ended up taking out “The Queen” to show NXT solidarity. Belair was the star of this segment, looking increasingly frustrated with being ignored in the conversation. It looks like the match will be Charlotte-Ripley at Wrestlemania, but a triple threat with Belair would be money.

Mr. Peter Dunne looks like he can barely stand Matt Riddle. Is a turn in the offing? You watch the clip and tell me it doesn’t look like Dunne wants to snap all of Riddle’s fingers.

Another match for TakeOver was set on the card. We’re getting another round of Dominik Dijakovic-Keith Lee, as Dijakovic won a match against Killian Dain to secure a North American Championship opportunity. While it is unlikely NXT would take the belt off of Lee so soon, we at least know these two will have a banger of a match.

One for the Road:

On Dynamite, Hangman Page didn’t tag in the Young Bucks and lost the match. When they confronted him backstage about it, we got more great Hangman content:

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