Live Coverage, Match Ratings For AEW Fyter Fest From Sean Ross Sapp

Welcome to our live coverage and match ratings for AEW Fyter Fest! Remember, THE MATCH RATINGS ARE SUBJECTIVE.

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  • There was a pretty funny parody of the guy who tried to get water for Fyre Fest. QT Marshall had to do some things.
  • There's a pretty nice set for this show.
  • We see skits of things going terribly wrong for Fyter Fest, and Kenny Omega burning through the budget.

Shot For A Shot For A Bye
Best Friends defeated Private Party and SCU
8/10

  • The new, temporary commentary team is already better than Alex Marvez.
  • Kazarian's outside-in dropkick is nice.
  • Private Party's gear looks ridiculous, but you forget about that pretty quickly after they start wrestling. They have this crowd cookin'.
  • There is a fantastic Camel Clutch/double foot stomp, then a tope con hilo feint into a tornado DDT from Private Party. Yep. Real thing. Camera missed a moonsault, though.
  • The camera men HAVE to catch these dives, or else they're pointless.
  • Best Friends hug time. Trent does a nice bridging Northern Lights Suplex and hooks the leg. I like it.
  • Private Party are already over with this crowd. I guess you could say Private Party............went public tonight
  • Trent kicks out of everything, as is tradition, including a Cassidy Shooting Star Press. Best Friends have some great offense, and are one of the best teams in the world. A Chuck Piledriver can't finish it, though.
  • AEW chants from the audience.
  • SCU does an Unprettier/Stomp that doesn't pin Cassidy.
  • Strong Zero pins Cassidy, but no problem because Private Party should be in the finals of that tournament, and have a good babyface run to it.
  • We get a Dark Order promo after the match. I can't get on board with this. Dark Order is not my jam.
  • They're surrounding the ring while Best Friends are in there. Lights are out, then they disappear. This went over poorly.

Allie defeated Leva Bates (w/ Peter Avalon)
4.5/10

  • Leva Bates comes out, and Peter Avalon destroys mannequins and tents. I would have kept Dark Order and Librarians off the pre-show.
  • Some guy screamed "THIS GIMMICK SUUUUUCKS" at the Librarians. They're not wrong for this segment. As good as Avalon is.
  • They shush each other. This was incredibly stupid.
  • Allie comes out, and the crowd chants "books suck." That's the peak of their interest.
  • Alie does a modified Slingblade off the second rope, but Avalon distracts her to everyone (including Leva's) dismay.
  • Leva does a nice roll through Rings of Saturn.
  • A hanging neckbreaker lays both out.
  • Leva hits a Pedigree (that Allie kicks out of) and production misses it.
  • Allie wins with a superkick after Avalon tries to throw Leva a book. Leva stands there waiting to get kicked in the face after Allie tosses the book back to her.

Hardcore Match
Michael Nakazawa defeated Alex Jebailey
3/10

  • Michael Nakazawa cuts a pretty terrible, funny promo on Jebailey.
  • Jebailey slams Nakazawa, who starts SLIPPING AWAY.
  • Nakazawa does a sliding senton.
  • This is a real bad comedy match, but Nakazawa is funny at times.
  • Jebailey tries to drown Nakazawa in the kiddie pool, and slams him into it.
  • Jebailey's selling is miserable, but then again, he's not a wrestler. He's being strangled by a controller cord.
  • Yolo Dive from Nakazawa through a table.
  • Really hope Nakazawa isn't dead after the guy who isn't a wrestler German suplexed him on his neck.
  • I was wrong. This commentary team isn't that great now, and isn't subtle.
  • Jebailey has the pin, but the ref is distracted, and he gets beaten with a thong to the face.
  • This was stupid as hell. The highlights are probably funny.
  • I wonder what people who are watching for the first time and went from Dark Order to Librarians to Nakazawa vs. Jebailey thought.

CIMA defeated Christopher Daniels
5.75/10

  • Christopher Daniels has all the dancing rhythm of a bag of potatoes.
  • CIMA hits a nice dropkick and slingshot twisted senton before applying a nice submission that sends Daniels after the ropes.
  • Daniels has a hell of an STO.
  • CIMA's Iconoclasm looks really good, but this one hasn't picked up quite so well.
  • Daniels feeds CIMA his leg on a spot, which is usually bad, but Daniels does it to bait him. Blue Thunder Bomb hits.
  • Angel's Wings hits and CIMA kicks out, which I don't think is great for match one on the PAPE.
  • CIMA wins after a couple of nice slams and the flying double knees.

Riho defeated Nyla Rose and Yuka Sakazaki
5.75/10

  • JR saying "Don't go make a sandwich right now" as the women's match starts.
  • Nyla slams both opponents and applies a double Camel Clutch.
  • Sakazaki has the worst pants this side of Mickie James, and makes her opponents wait on a dive.
  • There's a lot of waiting around in this match.
  • Riho gets a great pop for the 619, then she and Sakazaki really attack Nyla with top rope moves.
  • Sakazaki and RiHo are not on the same page in their interactions.
  • Yuka kicks out of a Nyla Side Effect, and a lazy pin.
  • Nyla Rose just did a damn guillotine King Kong Knee Drop!!!!! For some reason she doesn't pin. Doesn't make a bit of sense.
  • Nyla misses a senton, and catches Riho, and has to wait on Yuka to do a body press, that she also catches. Nyla kicks out of a double pin.
  • The highlight of the match is Riho breaking up a Nyla pin, only to reverse momentum and have to break up a Sakazaki pin.
  • Riho wins with a SNEAKY Pin.
  • Nyla is now 0-2, Riho now 2-0. Nyla attacks and gets beaten up by both opponents. Riho pushes Yuka away.

Adam "Hangman" Page defeated Jimmy Havoc, MJF and Jungle Boy (w/ Luchasaurus)
6.5/10

  • "That mother of yours, whose basement you live in? She swallows"-- MJF. He ethers the entire crowd. This was just brutal. In a good way. My god. MJF is the best pure heel in pro wrestling.
  • After a series, Page flattens Jungle Boy with a boot.
  • MJF trolls the crowd on a dive tease.
  • Jungle Boy just did a.....flagpole inverted 450 to the outside!? Wow.
  • This match is a nice showcase for Jungle Boy, even though he gets pop-up powerbombed by Page. MJF puts JB's foot on the ropes.
  • Page and MJF are slugging it out and Page snots on MJF, but gets chop blocked.
  • Production almost completely misses MJF going for the Sharpshooter, because the shot is too tight. He gets the Heatseeker head scissors driver, though.
  • Luchasaurus rebounds Jungle Boy, but the latter lands on the former.
  • Jimmy Havoc has been absent from most of this match, but almost pins MJF with a double foot stomp.
  • Page throws MJF over the top rope, which looks like it could be a recurring thing. He wins with Dead Eye on Jimmy Havoc.

Cody (w/ Brandi Rhodes) vs. Darby Allin go to a draw
6.25/10

  • They're leaning hard into the "Darby Allin's uncle died" thing.
  • I love how Cody isn't Cody Rhodes in AEW, so they announce him as "CODY (with Brandi) RHOOOOOOOOOODES!
  • Darby Allin holding onto the hammerlock despite Cody's constant attempts to counter is one of my favorite spots of the show.
  • I think Darby Allin just did the 2019 equivalent of the Hamrick bump.
  • Cody crushes his own hand, but returns to working over Allin.
  • Allin grabs Cody's hand mid suplex and really works away at it. 
  • Allin does one of the better suicide dives ever, where Cody doesn't have to wait on him. 
  • We're down to five minutes and Allin misses a Coffin Drop. 
  • Cody wraps up Allin in a damn body bag for some reason and Disaster Kicks.
  • They're playing up the time cue a little too much, it's clearly playing a role. 
  • Cody Rhodes tries the Cross Rhodes, but Allin reverses it to hit a stunner. Cross Rhodes hits.
  • Before Rhodes can get the pin, time expires. 
  • Shawn Spears shows up and cracks Cody over the head with a chair. Yeah what I definitely don't need out of a wrestling company is an unprotected chair shot to the head. 
  • MJF comes to help Cody, and Cody is split open. SCU is there too. 

 

The Elite defeated Laredo Kid & Lucha Bros.
5.75/10

  • The Elite are dressed as Ken, Ryu and Akuma, which is cool for the CEO connection.
  • Justin Roberts says "round one -- FIGHT."
  • Pentagon is the worst leg slap offender in wrestling.
  • There's a nice Lucha Laredo superkick into a reverse rana.
  • Nick Jackson is overlooked in many regards. He has a major singles run in his future.
  • Pentagon and Omega square off. Pentagon looks like he's leaned out.
  • You get the typical great Young Bucks double team work, complete with cool moves.
  • Laredo Kid ranas Matt into spearing Nick. 
  • Pentagon does his great backstabber out of the corner to Omega, who recovers way too quickly. There was not more than a two second sell out of this. 
  • They do the dumb as shit "hold on to the top rope" stomp spot. 
  • Insane assisted tope con hilo for Fenix over the turnbuckle on Matt. Pentagon jumps over Laredo and Kenny to Canadian Destroyer Nick. Wow.
  • Are there any rules in this match? Who is legal? Excalibur at least mentions the ref using his discretion, but what's the point?
  • Triple counts out of powerbombs are dumb and don't make sense, either. Whose shoulders are the ref looking at? Cool? Yes? Make sense? No. 
  • Nick takes an incredible spill to the outside onto the pile. 
  • Omega gets Laredo Kid with a V-Trigger and Tiger Driver 98. V trigger and One Winged Angel wins it. 
  • This was a good spotfest, but not something I'd say anyone has to see.

Non Sanctioned Match
Jon Moxley defeated Joey Janela
8/10

  • They play this up as a "non sanctioned match" even though the AEW ref is there.
  • They brawl all around, and Janela pulls out a table. 
  • Mox is seated in a chair, and Janela eats it on a missed Swanton when Moxley moves. 
  • Moxley stomps a barbed wire chair into Janela and the crowd explodes. Janela then super Frankensteiners Moxley into it and cracks him one across the back. 
  • Both men fly through the ringside table after a Russian leg sweep. Moxley Rhino Gores (carry edition) Janela through a corner table. 
  • Mox pulls out a barbed wire board and runs Janela through it. 
  • Janela flattens Mox with a superkick, and pulls a ladder out. Uh oh. There are two tables set up at ringside. 
  • Ref is holding the ladder for Janela, which I like. I mean, might as well.
  • Janela does an insane flying elbow off the top of the ladder outside the ring through the tables and Moxley. Wild. 
  • Dirty Deeds lands on Janela in the ring, but for whatever reason, Moxley doesn't pin. Probably because he wants to Death Valley Bomb Janela ass-first through a barbed wire board at ringside. 
  • Moxley gets thumbtacks out and pulls off Janela's boots. Oh no. 
  • Release Orange Crush Bomb onto the thumb tacks. Moxley stomps Janela's hand into the tacks, then drops him feet first into them. WOW. 
  • Janela flips off Moxley. Moxley does the Paradigm Shift into the tacks for the win.
  • This was freaking insane. One of the better hardcore matches I've seen in a while. A great way to debut Moxley in the ring.
  • Kenny Omega shows up and V-Triggers Moxley, then piledrives him through a table, then stomps another on top of him. A hell of a beat down. 
  • Refs try to help Moxley out, but he pushes them away. Omega returns to crack a trash can over Moxley's head and do a Paradigm Shift of his own. 
  • Moxley is smiling.

Rating guide

10- Perfect, 9- MOTY Territory, 8- Excellent, 7- Great, 6- Good, 5- Average to above average, 4- Slightly below average, 3 or below: Poor

Each match starts at a 5 and slides up and down based on entertainment, execution, time, environment, reaction and stakes. The ratings are in no way an indication of a "star rating," which is a completely different system. A standard, non-offensive "TV match" lands at a 5. The gap between 5.75-6 is generally the largest, with anything reaching 6 being recommended viewing.
These are opinions, and incredibly inconsistent ones. Don't take them too seriously, and have (and share) your own!

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