AEW results of the debut episode of the Women’s Tag Team Cup Tournament: The Deadly Draw from Jacksonville, Florida at Daily’s Place on 8/3/20 airing on YouTube:
Tony Schiavone and guest color commentator Veda Scott are the announcers. Scott talked a little about her background and mentioned that she’s an indie wrestler. (Scott has previously done color commentary in RISE Wrestling based in Illinois with Allysin Kay and Lenny Leonard).
Madusa came out as a special guest. She did a very brief promo putting over the tournament and the cup trophy.
Shaul Guerrero is the ring announcer. She’s the daughter of Eddie Guerrero and Vickie Guerrero. She has been the ring announcer in WOW.
The concept of this tournament is the old WCW BattleBowl: The Lethal Lottery rules where the tag teams are made up of random partners who pick matching colors out of a bowl.
Brandi Rhodes and Allie were shown backstage. They teased the idea of the possibility of not being able to team together because it’s a random draw. They both ended up picking red to make it seem like things were rigged in their favor.
Penelope Ford and Kip Sabian were backstage getting ready for Ford to pick her color and partner. Her partner is Mel who hasn’t been on TV in several weeks.
Brandi Rhodes and Allie (with Dustin Rhodes and QT Marshall) beat Penelope Ford (with Kip Sabian) and Mel when Rhodes pinned Mel after a spear.
A video aired of Brandi Rhodes narrating a video of all the women on the roster in past action. It was to introduce the AEW Heels Twitter. Heels is a reference to high heels shoes. It sounds like Heels could be the brand name of the AEW women’s division like Impact Wrestling Knockouts and WWE Divas.
They replayed the backstage segment from AEW Dynamite last week with Nyla Rose and Vickie Guerrero picking Nyla’s color. Her partner is Ariane Andrew who was formerly known as Cameron in WWE years ago.
Ann Jay ended up with Tay Conti as her tag team partner. Conti was released by WWE a few months ago.
Tay Conti and Anna Jay beat Nyla Rose (with Vickie Guerrero) and Ariane Andrew when Jay pinned Andrew after a rolling blockbuster just as Andrew looked like she was about to pin Conti after a splits leg drop. Rose turned on Andrew after the match and gave her a clothesline for losing as Vickie Guerrero laughed with delight.
Brandi Rhodes and Allie were interviewed backstage. All Rhodes did was brag to make herself like she was the star of the team and the women’s division. She gloated that she was the first woman on the roster to get her own action figure. Allie said she contributed to their win as well and she was a little offended that Rhodes was trying to take all of the glory.
Tay Conti and Anna Jay were briefly interviewed backstage as winners as well and that was the end of the show. The running time of this episode was just under forty minutes long.
This tournament is getting heat from the feminist and white knight pro wrestling websites because it’s a YouTube exclusive and not on TNT’s AEW Dynamite on Wednesdays. They think it’s disrespectful to the women’s division because they’re not on the main flagship show.