AEW presented the final Dynamite of the year on December 28 with a “New Year’s Smash” theme. The women’s division was showcased with a grudge tag team match that has been weeks in the making.
The duo of Tay Melo and Anna Jay, now known as “Tay Jay A.S.”, took on the unexpected pairing of Ruby Soho and Willow Nightingale. Soho was briefly taken out early on when Melo dragged her off the apron before Willow could tag out. After the commercial break, Soho was able to assist Nightingale in taking both of their opponents down, leading to all four being laid out at one point.
When it looked like Melo had the victory over Soho, Willow speared Anna onto them to break it up. Outside the ring, Anna attempted to hit Willow with a chair, but Aubrey Edwards grabbed it. In the ring, Tay took advantage of the distraction and pump-kicked a chair into Soho’s face before pinning her for the victory. The match ran just over 11 minutes.
As a result of Melo reporting for her match on Dynamite, she wasn’t able to show up for her AAA commitment. She was double booked. She and Sammy Guevara were stripped of the AAA Mixed Tag Team Titles for not appearing.
Melo & Guevara were set to defend their AAA Mixed Tag Championships against the teams of Lady Shani & Octagon Jr and Komander & Sexy Star II. Flammer & Abismo Negro Jr took Melo & Guevara’s place.
The following statement was made –
“Sammy & Tay have canceled three times, not twice. They wanted their own referee & Tay wanted her own stylist, so I have made a decision. There were three orders of business: Number One, The titles have now been vacated. Number Two: I have already sent someone to the United States to get the titles. And Number Three: Whoever wins this Triple Threat Mix Tag Match will become the new AAA Mixed Tag Champions.”
Flammer & Abismo Negro Jr. became the new champs.
Back to AEW, this Friday’s Rampage will feature an appearance from AEW Women’s World Champion Jamie Hayter for the first time since her defense against Hikaru Shida. Plus, Jade Cargill looks to end the year on a high note when she defends the TBS Championship against former Baddie member Kiera Hogan.
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