AEW Announces Changes For The Summer

Beginning Thursday August 27, 2020 All Elite Wrestling (AEW) has announced that they will be hosting live events again at 10%-15% capacity at the open-air Daily’s Place amphitheater in Jacksonville, Fla. In compliance with State & Local Regulations and CDC guidelines, a select number of physically distanced seating pods will be made available for sale in groups of 2-6 people per pod around the outdoor venue. 
Limited tickets to attend the August 27th show have gone on sale since Friday August 21st via & Tickets start at $30 before fees. Guests will be of course required to wear masks that cover the entirety of their noses and mouths, physically distance themselves from others who are not a part of their pod group. If any guests have any signs of Covid-19, are diagnosed with Covid-19, or have come into contact with anyone who they know has Covid-19 or its symptoms are asked to stay at home. Measures that will be taken at this event are: all tickets will be mobile only (no physical tickets), cashless payment options for food and merchandise, temperature checks for every guest entering the amphitheater, an increase in hand sanitizing stations throughout the venue, floor markings to help indicate social distancing, and industrial fans to help with air circulation.
“We’ve missed the incredible energy of our fans at shows, and from what we’ve heard from them, they’ve missed being with us. With our enhanced safety measures and outdoor venue, we look forward to welcoming our fans back to become part of the action in-person. Please be assured, we are mindful and respectful of the situation. The health and safety of our AEW family and our fans remains our highest priority. Our leadership team and medical staff have adjusted our operations for limited, physically distanced fans in an outdoor, open-air setting in compliance with the most current state and local regulations and CDC guidelines. We can’t wait for the August 27 DYNAMITE, as the road to ALL OUT will represent the beginning of a new chapter in AEW history.“ -Tony Khan, AEW President and CEO

As for why AEW Dynamite is airing on Thursday instead of its usual Wednesday Night War time slot, well that’s in part due to the NBA playoff schedule. The change in schedule started with this past Saturday night’s special airing of AEW Dynamite which saw some great matches from start to finish.
  • #FTR: Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood w/Tully Blanchard vs Private Party: Marq Queen & Isiah Kassidy

After a missed plancha by Kassidy onto Dax with help from Tully, #FTR was able to secure a victory via pinfall after hitting Marq Queen with the Goodnight Express.
  • Lucha Brothers: Penta El Zero & Rey Fenix and The Butcher & The Blade vs Jurassic Express: Luchasaurus & Jungle Boy w/Marko Stunt and The Natural Nightmares: Dustin Rhodes & QT Marshall

While the Lucha Brothers and The Butcher & The Blade had control of the match a miscommunication between the teams lead to a roll up victory by Jungle Boy on Blade. After the match we saw Eddie Kingston come down to the ring and talk to the 2 losing teams promising them the world.
  • The Elite: Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks Matt & Nick Jackson vs The Dark Order: Alex “3” Reynolds, John “4” Silver, & Alan “5” Angels

After a missed Meltzer Driver by the Young Bucks, they were hit with pile drivers by The Dark Order members. Omega with the save on the pinfall attempt, allowing the bucks to hit the Indy Taker and then followed up by Kenny Omega’s One Winged Angel on Angels for the pinfall victory!
  • Darby Allin vs Will Hobbs

A hard hitting match but Darby Allin picked up the victory after hitting the Coffin Drop on Hobbs.

After the match Taz had a surprise for Allin in the form of Ricky Starks mimicking Allin from head to toe and ridiculing him on the mic. Which allowed for The Machine Brian Cage to sneak up from behind and begin a 2-on-1 assault on Darby Allin.
  • Women’s Tag Team Cup Tournament Finals: Nightmare Sisters: Brandi Rhodes & Allie w/Dustin Rhodes & QT Marshall vs Ivelisse & Diamante

With a failed distraction from QT Marshall, Ivelisse was able to backdrop Brandi was backdropped out of the ring and onto QT Marshall. Thus allowing Ivelisse to pick up the pinfall victory with a snapmare roll up/kick combo on Allie.

After receiving their medals and a bouquet of flowers, Diamante & Ivelisse trashed the flowers and proudly waved the flags of their heritage Cuba & Puerto Rico.
  • TNT Championship: “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes(Champion) w/Arn Anderson vs “The Exalted One” Mr. Brodie Lee of The Dark Order

Cody tries to go straight at Mr Brodie Lee with a flurry of attacks but Brodie just over powers Cody. After a German release suplex and 2 power bombs, Mr Brodie Lee finished off Cody with a hard hitting discus lariat for the pinfall victory. Winner and new TNT Champion Mr. Brodie Lee of The Dark Order!

In Dark Order fashion they celebrated by beating the already presumed injured and downed Cody Rhodes and the entire Nightmare family before going off air.
So be sure to tune in on Thursday August 27th at 8pm eastern to see what’s next on AEW! Only on TNT. All pictures are courtesy of All Elite Wrestling (AEW).