Welcome to Ringside News’ live results coverage of AEW Dynamite.

Kris Statlander, the alien, gets her shot at Riho’s AEW Women’s Championship tonight. Last week Riho defended her title in a Fatal 4-Way, but was badly beaten after the match by Nyla Rose. Riho is unlikely to be 100% tonight as she battles the impressive Kris Statlander, who may or may not have The Nightmare Collective in her corner.

Other matches tonight include Christopher Daniels Vs. Sammy Guevara, Hangman Page & Kenny Omega Vs. Private Party, the Lucha Bros Vs. Cody and Dustin Rhodes, and Jurassic Express battling Best Friends. So it’s set to be a tag team heavy episode of AEW, which are usually my least favourite – I know I’m the minority.

However there are two big segments planned for tonight, in which Cody and Jon Moxley answer their respective offers laid forth by MJF and Chris Jericho.

And that’s the preview for tonight’s show. Follow along here, and join us on Instagram and Twitter. Enjoy the show!

AEW Dynamite

This week’s broadcast of AEW Dynamite opens with Jim Ross, Excalibur, Tony Schiavone, and Dave Brown. Ross mentions that today would have been Elvis Presley’s birthday, and they are indeed in Memphis. Tonight they will pay tribute to Memphis wrestling legends.

“Hangman” Adam Page & Kenny Omega Vs. Private Party

We start the match with Page and Mark Quen. They lock-up and the fans are chanting for Hangman. Some trading holds, Page with a shoulder tackle, some drop downs and leap frogs, and Quen dodges a big kick. Page chops the chest of Quen and looks for a suplex but Mark lands on his feet and hits a front-flip dropkick.

Tag to Kassidy who hits a diving stomp onto Page and knocks Omega from the apron. Kassidy chops Page and tags Quen and they hit a double-team series of kicks. Page drops Kassidy, then suplexes Quen onto him. Tag to Omega and they land a series of chops before high-fiving. Backbreaker from Kenny for a two-count.

Hangman is legal again he hits a kitchen sink to Kassidy before knocking Quen from the apron. Omega tags in and he puts Kassidy on the apron but gets caught with a flatliner and both men are down. Quen is tagged along with Page, and Mark sends him over the ropes. Quen hits a dive over the ropes onto Page, followed by one onto Omega.

Kassidy tags in and they hit a double-team tilt-a-whirl into an STO for a two-count. Kassidy looks for a springboard but gets kicked out of mid-air, then Quen jumps in and gets hit with a fallaway slam. Omega tags in and they hit double splashes to Private Party, as well as an assisted German suplex, powerbomb, and a running knee for a near-fall.

Snap-dragon suplex from Omega sends Quen from the ring. He looks for a dive but Kassidy dropkicks him. Kenny tries to launch Kassidy over the ropes but he bounces off of Quen and comes back with Silly String for a near-fall. Quen looks for a shooting star press but Omega avoids it and tags Page. Kenny kicks Kassidy from the apron and holds Quen. Page looks for the Buckshot Lariat but Quen ducks and he almost hits Kenny.

Omega and Page hit Quen with a series of strikes, but Kassidy returns to double-team Page, then hit Gin & Juice to Omega for a near-fall. Hangman knocks Kassidy to the outside, then Omega accidentally flips Quen into Page. Quen fires off on Omega but gets caught with a knee, then Kenny and Page hit a Buckshot Lariat/V-Trigger combo. Kenny hits the One-Winged Angel on Kassidy for the win.

Winners: “Hangman” Adam Page & Kenny Omega

The camera abruptly cuts backstage to find PAC holding Michael Nakazawa in the Rings of Saturn as officials try to pull him off. PAC yells that Omega did this, that he will continue to do this until he gets his rematch.

*Commercial Break*

AEW Women’s Championship

(C) Riho Vs. Kris Statlander

The title match gets underway and Riho kicks Statlander and tries to whip her but Kris holds the ropes. Riho unloads on Statlander and whips her but Kris drops her with a shoulder. Riho hits a dropkick, then Statlander attempts a handstand leg-drop but nobody’s home.

Riho hits a hurricanrana from the middle rope and Statlander lands on the middle rope. Riho looks for the 619 but Kris grabs her legs. Riho gets hit with a big tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a two-count.

*Commercial Break*

We’re back live and Kris looks for a moonsault but Riho moves. Riho hits a northern lights suplex for a two-count. Riho heads to the top rope and Statlander hits her, climbing up with her. Stalling vertical suplex from the top from Statlander.

Awesome Kong and the bald woman from The Nightmare Collective come to ringside. Statlander counters Riho with a knee, then lifts her. Riho climbs onto the apron but the bald woman pulls Riho down and throws her into the barricade. Statlander hits her with a suicide dive, then one to Awesome Kong for good measure. Brandi Rhodes comes down and argues with Statlander. Luther, the Japanese wrestling “legend”, comes from under the ring and grabs Statlander, allowing Kong to steamroll her. Riho then climbs to the top rope and dives onto Luther at ringside – the referee doesn’t care as per usual.

Riho and Statlander get back in the ring and restart their match. Riho slams Statlander for a two-count, then Kris hits a powerbomb for a near-fall. Statlander lifts Riho into a Tombstone position but Kong swipes her feet and Riho lands on top of her to score the pinfall.

Winner: Riho

Kong gets in the ring after the match and attacks Statlander as Riho holds her title. Riho starts attacking Kong but in comes Mel, who beats the Champ down. Hikaru Shida comes in and beats Kong away.

We get a promo video for Kip Sabian. Shinedown’s guitarist, Zach Meyers is shown at ringside.

*Commercial Break*

Christopher Daniels Vs. Sammy Guevara

This match gets underway and they lock-up, with Sammy taking a wrist. Shoulder-tackle from Daniels, then catches Sammy with an arm-drag. Daniels has more years wrestling experience than Guevara has been alive. Another arm-drag, hip-toss, and a scoop slam from Daniels.

Guevara back-tracks to the corner and Daniels chops the chest. Guevara uses the referee to sneak a cheap shot, then hit a jumping stomp to Daniels. A backslam earns Sammy a two-count, then he chokes Daniels using the ropes. Guevara does a Ric Flair strut, then takes a side headlock. Daniels fights up but Sammy connects with an enziguiri.

Guevara takes to the top and looks for a 450 but Daniels moves. Daniels hits an exploder suplex, followed by a back body drop, dropkick, and a clothesline. Blue thunder bomb earns a two-count for Daniels, then he looks for Angel’s Wings but Guevara counters and hits a running knee and a shooting star press for a near-fall. They exchange pinfall attempts before taking each other out with stereo lariats.

Sammy misses a splash and gets caught with an STO. Pentagon Jr. comes onto the ramp and addresses Daniels, asking if he can hit the Arabian moonsault – the move Daniels botched a few weeks ago. Guevara uses the distraction to superkick Daniels and get the win.

Winner: Sammy Guevara

After the match, Dark Order come out. Evil Uno addresses Christopher Daniels and says he’s one of the all-time greats. A man whose fingerprints are all over professional wrestling in the modern era. And a man who, had he not met 15 years ago, he wouldn’t be here himself. They get to the ring and Uno says AEW unfortunately does not see Daniels as the lucrative talent that he does. And these fans say Daniels has lost a step. But he can bring him back from the brink. He hands Daniels a mask and he considers putting it on but then throws it at him. The Order beat on Daniels until out come Kazarian and Sky, followed by the Young Bucks. The five of them clean the ring.

*Commercial Break*

Lucha Bros Vs. cody & dustin rhodes w/arn anderson

The match begins with Cody and Pentagon Jr, with Jr. hitting Cody with an uppercut. Cody goes right for the CrossRhodes, but Pentagon blocks it and tags Fenix in. Cody tags his brother as well and they exchange counters in fast sequence.

After a moment, Pentagon and Cody tag back in and they get in each other’s faces until Fenix superkicks Cody as he turned away. Pentagon goes for a fireman’s carry but Cody counters and hits a superkick. Dustin tags back in and connects with a lariat. Pentagon backdrops Cody over the top rope and then Fenix comes in and hits a suicide dive on him before rolling him back in. Pentagon hits a Ghetto Stomp off the top as we head to a break.

*Commercial Break*

Back live and Pentagon is attacking the leg of Dustin. Fenix tags in but Dustin kicks him back and punches Pentagon on the apron. Rhodes manages to flip Fenix over the ropes to the floor and looks to crawl to his brother but Fenix grabs a chair. He’s on the apron but Arn Anderson kicks it out of his hand!

Dustin hits Fenix with an Anderson spinebuster and makes the tag to Cody. Pentagon gets the tag too and Cody and he hits a springboard hurricanrana to Pentagon. Powerslam to Fenix and a suicide dive to Pentagon. Popsicle from Cody, followed by ten punches in the corner. Cody looks for CrossRhodes but Fenix counters it and connects with a spin kick. Rolling cutter from Fenix, then he tags Pentagon.

They look for the diving foot stomp/piledriver but Dustin tags in and prevents it. Fenix hits Cody with the running kick along the ropes, then he gets slammed on his shoulder. Dustin catches Fenix with an atomic drop, then a Canadian Destroyer. Cody catches Pentagon with a Cody Cutter, while Dustin hits Final Reckoning for the win!

Winners: Cody & Dustin Rhodes

Tony Schiavone comes into the ring to interview Cody. He asks Cody what his response is to MJF. Arn Anderson steps in and he says he doesn’t know how MJF thinks he has the stroke to lay down stipulations. He asks if somebody died and made MJF God. He says Cody wants the match and they’ll get back to him next week.

*Commercial Break*

MJF and Wardlow make their way to the ring. MJF is mad and he yells that he already told Cody the rules. He counts down from 10-1 and says he Cody is a bitch. Instead of Cody though, it’s DDP that comes out!

DDP gets in the ring and introduces himself. He says he if you’d told him nine years ago that he would be live on TNT on AEW, he wouldn’t believe it. Well he’s here tonight to address the situation with MJF – who is on his phone in the corner. DDP asks if he’s coming back for one more match but MJF cuts him off and says he couldn’t lace his boots. DDP throws the microphone and gets in his face but MJF tolds him to hold up. He says he doesn’t want to face DDP, but these guys do…

The Butcher, The Blade, and The Bunny come to the ring. MJF says WCW is dead, just like most of DDP’s fans. MJF says DDP has two options; he can kiss his ring, or he can get his ass beat by them. MJF talks about sleeping with DDP’s daughter, so the former WCW Champion grabs him by the throat. They start attacking DDP but he takes out most of them with Diamond Cutters but MJF shoves him and MJF kicks him in the gnards. Officials run down and stop it.

*Commercial Break*

Jurassic Express Vs. Best Friends

We start with Chuck Taylor and Jungle Boy, and the former takes a wristlock. Taylor forces Boy to the corner and hits a springboard arm-drag. Jungle Boy gets on the apron and hits a springboard arm-drag on his own that sends Taylor from the ring.

Trent and Marko Stunt tag in and the fans cheer for the latter. Stunt runs at Trent but gets shoved onto his ass. Stunt gets up and dives at Trent with a headlock but Trent sets him on the top rope and pats his head. Marko hits a hurricanrana from the top and runs at Trent but gets clocked. Stunt fires back and tags Jungle Boy, who splashes Trent and goes for the cover but Trent runs in and so does Luchasauras as we head to the break.

*Commercial Break*

We return to see Taylor hit a falcon arrow on Jungle Boy for a two-count. Jungle Boy comes back with a clothesline and tags Luchasauras, while Trent tags in as well. Luchasauras takes out Trent and Chuck with a variety of kicks.

Orange Cassidy tags in and he unloads on Luchasauras with the big shin kicks, but Luchasauras lifts him up…only for a Slumdog Millionaire from Cassidy. Jungle Boy comes in but Cassidy dropkicks him and kips up. Cassidy then hits a suicide dive onto Jurassic Express before getting in the ring and giving a thumbs up.

Jungle Boy comes back and attacks them, but Cassidy hits him with a splash from the top rope for a near-fall. Marko returns and takes out both Trent and Chuck with tilt-a-whirl DDT’s. Luchasauras throws Marko with the Prehistoric Press to Best Friends at ringside. Meanwhile Jungle Boy hits Taylor with a hurricanrana roll-up for the win!

Winners: Jurassic Express

Le Champion, Chris Jericho, makes his way to the ring with Sammy Guevara and Jake Hager.

*Commercial Break*

We’re back live and Chris Jericho immediately invites Jon Moxley to the ring. Mox acquiesces and comes through the crowd, with Jericho praising him the entire way.

Moxley is in the ring and they have a table set-up with some bubbly on it. Jericho says January 8th is a big day, and not because it’s the birthday of Elvis, because he was a jackass. More importantly, this is the date Jon Moxley gives his answer about whether he’s joining The Inner Circle. Jericho says the car is all gassed up and he holds the keys up, and says Santana and Ortiz have cordoned off a nearby street for an all-night party. So, will he be a part of The Inner Circle?

Moxley says he’s had all week to think and a lot more went into the decision than we probably think. Moxley says nobody really knows what makes him tick, and that includes Jericho. Jon says he doesn’t care about cars, stocks, or money. That’s not why he came to AEW. He can’t be bought. He came to AEW to run rough-shod over professional wrestling, and that’s why he’s saying yes!

Moxley says he came to dominate and there’s no more dominant force in wrestling than The Inner Circle. Jericho yells that he told us this would happen. Moxley says if you want to be great, you have to learn from the greats. And these pea-brains might not admit it, but Chris Jericho is the greatest of all-time. He says he will align himself with The Inner Circle and dominate AEW for years to come, so crack open some bubbly. Jericho, Moxley, Hager, and Guevara celebrate by drinking some bubbly and spraying it everywhere.

Jericho says this is the beginning of The Inner Circle dominating. Then shares more drinks with Moxley, who suddenly says we forgot something. He asks for the keys to the car and Jericho hands them over. The fans chant “you sold out”, but Moxley says he has a 2015 Dodge RAM that he intended to run to the rubber but now he has the gift of Jericho. Y2J says Moxley has sold-out, sold-out every arena in the country and dominated the Tokyo Dome. They drink more champagne, and Sammy leaves with Hager.

Moxley stops Jericho and says he forgot one thing. He would never join The Inner Circle because it’s a stupid group and he has the one thing he wants. Moxley then cracks Jericho over the head with a bottle of the bubbly! Guevara runs in and Moxley hits the Paradigm Shift on him. Hager runs in and Moxley leaves the ring to run through the crowd. The show ends with Moxley revealing he still has the Ford GT keys.

And that’s it for AEW Dynamite. Let us know what you thought and come back tomorrow for more wrestling news. Until then, safe travels!

Curtis Dillion

Curtis does our weekly live match-by-match coverage of WWE RAW and SmackDown for Ringside News. In addition to SmackDown, Curtis also does WWE & NXT special event coverage as well. He has been helping out at for Ringside News for many years.

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