It was billed as ‘The most luxurious gaming and wrestling festival of all time’, live from the very same venue that Hulk Hogan formed the nWo with Scott Hall & Kevin Nash 23 years ago, the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida. This was the 2nd professional wrestling show produced by upstart AEW and similar to ‘Double or Nothing’ last month, Fyter Fest did not disappoint.
AEW is already giving wrestling fans a fun alternative to the WWE product, which has in turn led Vince McMahon to hire Paul Heyman and Eric Biscoff as executive producers of RAW and Smackdown, and while it is encouraging this change has been made, the writer feels that All Elite Wrestling has already set a new standard that will continue to thrive. Fyter Fest from Daytona Beach was a prime example of that as All Elite Wrestling and Community Effort Orlando gaming combined efforts to put on a great night of wrestling.
- Official Fyter Fest Results:
- In the pre-show, it was high stakes when The Best Friends defeated SCU and Private Party to gain a 1st round bye in the upcoming AEW World Tag Team Championship tournament happening later this year.
- Next, Allie defeated Leva Bates as she gained momentum for her upcoming battle against Brandi Rhodes at ‘Fight For the Fallen’ on July 13th.
- In the final match of the pre-show Michael Nakazawa defeated CEO organizer Alex Jebailey in a hardcore match.
- In the opening contest of the main card, CIMA defeated SCU’s Christopher Daniels.
- Next, fans would see a women’s triple threat match as Riho defeated Nyla Rose and Yuka Sakazaki.
- Moving forward in the card, the #1 contender for the AEW World Heavyweight title (headed to ALL OUT on August 31st to face Chris Jericho for the opportunity to become the 1st ever All Elite Wrestling World Champion), Hangman Page defeated Jimmy Havoc, MJF, and Jungle Boy in a 4-way match.
- Cody and Darby Allin wrestled to a 20-minute time-limit draw in a great match that saw a little bit of everything, and for those who didn’t know a lot about Darby Allin, the world was shown how good this young talent is. At the end of the match, Shawn Spears entered the ring and hit Cody with an unexplained, out of no where chair shot that led several stitches in the head for the ‘American Nightmare’.
Cody Rhodes helped out of the ring after a brutal hit to the head 🙏🏻
— Bleacher Report Live (@brlive) June 30, 2019
- In a six-man tag team match, The Elite (Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson, and Nick Jackson) defeated Laredo Kid and the Lucha Brothers in what was the final ‘sanctioned match of the evening. Kenny Omega earned the pinfall victory keeping momentum high as he prepares to face Jon Moxley at ALL OUT Labor Day Weekend.
- In the main event that AEW billed as non-sanctioned/lights out, the man who was the #1 free agent in all of wrestling and now AEW’s main event star Jon Moxley defeated “Bad Boy” Joey Janela in one of the greatest hardcore/no holds barred matches this writer has ever seen. It was truly an amazing match they ended with a Moxley win, and then an attack on the former Shield member by Kenny Omega who ended his great night with a beatdown of the man he will fight on August 31st in Chicago.
*This event was broadcasted by B/R Live in the United States and Internationally broadcasted in Europe by Fite TV*
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