6. The Dinner Debonaire – October 21, 2020
I completely forgot that the Dinner Debonair segment happened during year two. Not surprising seeing as it took place just two weeks after the big AEW Dynamite Anniversary show.
However, this was one of the biggest Dynamite moments of 2020. It won the company awards for goodness sake.
In a rare bit of sports entertainment wackiness, Chris Jericho and MJF broke out into a choreographed song and dance routine covering “Me and My Shadow”.
This was extremely divisive at the time but then again much of AEW is if you listen to the crowd happy to tear them down. That is not to say the company is without criticism, but this was just a bit of fun really.
5. Kenny Omega Defeats Jon Moxley – December 2, 2020
When AEW launched in 2019, Kenny Omega was destined to be AEW World Champion one day.
He spent most of his first two years finding his way and competing as a tag team but that all changed at Winter is Coming.
Omega had won the Eliminator Tournament to become number one contender and on December 2, 2020, he defeated Jon Moxley to become the AEW World Champion.
The match was perfectly acceptable but it is the moment of Omega winning the title that is truly memorable. Don Callis turning heel and helping Omega win the title set us on the path we are still on.
Omega is currently the longest-reigning AEW World Champion to date at it all started here.
4. Sting Debuts for AEW – December 2, 2020
Just as one icon made his mark on TNT, another made his long-awaited return.
As Team Taz beatdown Cody Rhodes and Darby Allin, the lights went out and new music blared.
Soon enough one word flashed up on the screen, STING. The man once thought retired walked through the curtain onto TNT for the first time in almost 20 years as Tony Schiavone exclaimed “IT’S STING!”
Sting acknowledged Allin and Rhodes before making his exit but this was a debut for the ages. Even in a venue with drastically limited seating, this moment had the crowd sounding thunderous.