Also on Dynamite, Cody Rhodes and QT Marshall looked to end their rivalry with a South Beach Strap match. Marshall worked up the crowd up early before Rhodes entered the ring by poking fun at Miami sports teams.
The South Beach Strap match involved Cody Rhodes and Marshall being bound to a long strap that can be used as a weapon. A winner is crowned after one competitor can consecutively touch all four corners of the ring.
Marshall briefly received help from his partner Aaron Solow, who was later chased off by Dustin Rhodes. At one point the lights in the arena went off but quickly came back on. Rhodes looked confused at the occurrence but continued the match.
Cody Rhodes was able to survive a Diamond Cutter and became enraged after Marshall spit on him. Cody Rhodes then unleashed three Cross Rhodes in a row to knock out Marshall as he touched all four corners of the ring to win the match.
Cody Rhodes’ coach Arn Anderson was later joined by announcer Tony Schiavone for an interview inside the ring.
The lights in the arena went out again, however, Malakai Black suddenly appeared when the lights turned back on and took Anderson out with a kick to the face.
Malakai Black formerly competed in WWE as Aleister Black and was making his AEW debut. Cody Rhodes rushed to the ring and was also taken out by a kick to the face. The moment received one of the loudest crowd reactions of the night.
Andrade El Idolo victorious in debut match
Andrade El Idolo had his first match in AEW against Matt Sydal. He was accompanied to the ring by his manager Vickie Guerrero and a personal assistant.
El Idolo arrived onto the scene wearing a white business suit and a black luchador mask that he took off. El Idolo was impressive in his first AEW bout and dominated most of the match.
He also paid homage to Vickie Guerrero’s late husband, the great Eddie Guerrero, by performing a trio of Suplexs known as the Three Amigos. The Miami crowd appreciated the gesture and briefly chanted Eddie’s name as Vickie Guerrero clapped.
El Idolo won the match by performing a modified Hammerlock DDT. He later applied an Armbar to Sydal after the match.
Stipulations set for Chris Jericho by MJF
MJF of The Pinnacle and Chris Jericho of The Inner Circle had an in-ring meeting to discuss the stipulations MJF wants in place in order to wrestle Jericho once again.
A fan was able to get onto the entrance ramp during the segment and was met by security. Jericho also briefly got involved in the scuffle and joked how he should have let the fan in so he could beat up MJF.
MJF said Jericho would have to defeat four opponents of his choosing before he agreed to another match. Jericho accepted the stipulation and nailed his rival with the Judas Effect after they shook hands.
Is the Hangman/Omega AEW World Championship match going to happen?
Hangman Adam Page finally met his former tag team partner and friend, AEW World Champion Kenny Omega, face to face.
Omega and his manager Don Callis mentioned how they have no challengers left until The Dark Order came by to remind them about Page, who is the No. 1 ranked competitor in AEW.
The audience constantly chanted for Page to arrive and mocked Callis during the segment.
Omega and his Elite teammates The Good Brothers attacked The Dark Order until Page came down to save the day. Page had a stare down with Omega until the champion was able to escape thanks to a distraction by Good Brother Karl Anderson.
Other AEW Dynamite moments
Other moments from AEW Dynamite: Road Rager includes Wardlow, Cash Wheeler, and Dax Harwood of The Pinnacle defeating Jake Hager, Santana, and Ortiz of The Inner Circle; and Orange Cassidy and Kris Statlander defeating The Blade and The Bunny in a Mixed Tag Team match.
AEW is on the road again after hosting multiple shows at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Fla.
The company will next present Fyter Fest Night 1 on July 14 at the H-E-B Center in Cedar Park, Tex., Fyter Fest Night 2 on July 21 at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Tex., and Fight for the Fallen on July 28 at the Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, N.C.
Reporting by Wade Sheridan
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