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Fyter Fest was a series of professional wrestling television special episodes produced by All Elite Wrestling (AEW). It was the second event in the Fyter Fest chronology. The two-week event took place on July 1 and 8, 2020. The event was broadcast as a two-part special of AEW's weekly television program, Dynamite.

Production

Background

On June 29 2019, All Elite Wrestling (AEW) held a pay-per-view (PPV) event titled Fyter Fest. The show was a follow-up to the Community Effort Orlando (CEO) and New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) co-promoted CEO⨯NJPW: When Worlds Collide event, which was organized by then-NJPW wrestler Kenny Omega. While AEW President and CEO Tony Khan had stated that there would be a second Fyter Fest event, it was not officially announced until May 2020's Double or Nothing where a second show was announced, thus establishing Fyter Fest as an annual event for AEW. It was later revealed by Khan that the event was initially scheduled to take place in London, England in June as a pay-per-view (PPV) and be AEW's U.K. live event debut but had to change locations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Storylines

Fyter Fest featured professional wrestling matches that involve different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers portrayed heroes, villains, or less distinguishable characters in scripted events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches. Storylines were produced on AEW's weekly shows Dynamite and Dark and The Young Bucks' YouTube series Being The Elite.

At Double or Nothing, the debuting Brian Cage won the nine-man Casino Ladder Match to earn a future AEW World Championship opportunity. During the media scrum following Double or Nothing's broadcast, Tony Khan announced that Cage's championship match against Jon Moxley, who successfully defended the title against Mr. Brodie Lee that night, would occur at Fyter Fest.

In the pre-show match at Double or Nothing, Best Friends (Chuck Taylor and Trent) defeated Private Party (Isiah Kassidy and Marq Quen) during The Buy In pre-show to earn a match for the AEW World Tag Team Championship. On the May 27 episode of Dynamite, it was announced that Best Friends would receive their title match against champions Kenny Omega and Adam Page at Fyter Fest.

Also at Double or Nothing, Cody defeated Lance Archer in the tournament finals to be crowned the inaugural AEW TNT Champion. The following episode of Dynamite after the event, Cody vowed he would defend the title every week. After defending the title against Marq Quen on the June 10 episode of Dynamite, Jake Hager attacked Cody, signaling that he wanted a shot at the title, which Cody granted.

After Best Friends (Chuck Taylor and Trent) and Orange Cassidy defeated The Inner Circle (Jake Hager, Santana and Ortiz) on June 10, Chris Jericho and his stable beat down Best Friends and bloodied Cassidy with blood oranges. Best Friends put their number one contendership for the AEW World Tag Team Championship on the line to get a match with Le Sex Gods (Chris Jericho and Sammy Guevara). On the June 17 episode of Dynamite, Best Friends defeated Le Sex Gods to retain, with assistance from Cassidy dressed as a cameraman. After the conclusion of the main event, Cassidy vs. Jericho was made official for Fyter Fest.

Results

Night 1

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
(c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.

Night 2

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
(c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.

Other on-screen talent

Commentators
Interviewers
Ring announcer
Referees

External links

Fyter Fest
20192020
All Elite Wrestling Events
2019

Double or NothingFyter FestFight For The FallenALL OUTFull Gear

2020

RevolutionDouble or NothingFyter FestALL OUTFull Gear

2021

Double or Nothing

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