Chris Jericho holds a Thanksgiving Celebration, Omega faces Pac and the Dynamite Diamond Ring winner is decided.
Chris Jericho opened the show with a Thanksgiving celebration hosted by Soultrain Jones, featuring a marching band, coupons for 50 cents off a Jericho t-shirt, an appearance from Chris’ father Ted Irvine, and a goat named “Chris Jeri-goat.” See below. The marching band turned out to be SCU in disguise, who attacked Jericho.
Best Friends defeated the Lucha Bros. Orange Cassidy was in a turkey costume, hitting a cross body at one point and causing a distraction. After said distraction, Trent hit the Dudebuster on Fenix to win the match.
Bea Priestley and Emi Sakura defeated Hikaru Shida and Kriss Statlander. Priestley distracted the referee, allowing Sakura to hit Statlander with her mic stand and cradle her for the win.
Cody defeated Matt Knicks by submission with a figure-four. After the match, Cody called out MJF and got attacked by tag team The Butcher and The Blade. Butcher and Blade were accompanied by Allie, who is now evil and dressed like as an evil sexy bunny.
Kenny Omega defeated PAC. PAC countered the One-Winged Angel, but got cradled for the loss. Excellent match.
Dynamite Diamond Ring Match: MJF defeated Hangman Adam Page. This was a follow up from last week’s battle royal. MJF distracted the referee, allowing Wardlow to attack Page. MJF hit the Cross Rhodes to pin Page. After the match, Diamond Dallas Page presented MJF with a diamond ring and got into a pull-apart with the heels.
Dustin Rhodes wants a fight with Jake Hager. He was attacked by the Inner Circle until Matt Jackson made the save. Nick Jackson joined them, and the faces hit a triple Shattered Dreams on the heels.
AEW World Championship Match: Chris Jericho (c) defeated Scorpio Sky. SCU was able to counter Jake Hager, but Jericho was able to win the match by submission with the Walls of Jericho.
The post-match activities involving Moxley planting the seeds for his championship opportunity by walking down from the crowd and give fans a reason to tune in next week. That is the type of thing AEW does well. It sets the stage for a cool match or a must-see moment the week before, enticing the audience back.