Welcome to Ringside News’ live results coverage for AEW Dynamite.
Last week AEW Dynamite took part on Jericho’s cruise ship. That show saw Kenny Omega and Hangman Page win the AEW Tag Team Titles from SCU. While they are not scheduled to be in action tonight, The Young Bucks will be taking on The Butcher & The Blade. That’s relevant because The Bucks are liable to get title shots pretty darn soon, and their buddy animosity with Hangman Page could boil over.
Elsewhere tonight, Cody Rhodes will face Kip Sabian, Jericho will team with Santana & Ortiz to face Darby Allin and Private Party, and Jon Moxley will be in action. Let’s hope we get some more storylines ramping up tonight because we’re less than a month away from AEW Revolution.
And that’s the preview for tonight’s Dynamite. Follow along on the Ringside News App, Twitter, and Instagram. Enjoy the show!
This weeks show opens with a look back at the show last week, in which The Young Bucks attacked MJF and threw him in a pool, and Kenny Omega and Hangman Page won the tag team titles.
Jon Moxley makes his way to the ring, wearing a proper eye patch now. He says it occurred to him when he was stabbed in the eye that the fun and games with Chris Jericho are over. He says Jericho is the last obstacle in his way to the top of the mountain. But this isn’t just a wrestling match and everything that means, it also means The Inner Circle.
Moxley says that Chris Jericho is the kind of man that hides behind Jake Hager, stole Rey Mysterio’s mask, and even punched a woman. He says he is no saint, and he doesn’t wear a white or black hat, but he can look himself in the mirror at the end of the day. Because all your money and Championships don’t mean anything if you don’t have honor. Moxley says he doesn’t know what Chris Jericho sees when he looks in the mirror; a coward and a bully. And boy does he hate bullies. Mox says that, at AEW Revolution, he will have a gun pointed at his face but he won’t look away, he will stare down the barrel, he won’t blink, and he will take the AEW Championship. He says he knows he has to wait until February 28th to take that title, but he doesn’t want to wait that long to kick Jericho’s ass, so he wants him to come out now and take his beating like a man, for once.
The AEW Champion, Chris Jericho, comes out to the stage with the fans singing his theme music. He starts off by calling the crowd idiots, and says it makes him laugh to hear Moxley talk about what’s he done in AEW and what he’s earned. Because all he has earned was a spike in the eye. He says Moxley looks like a cracked-up version of Jack Sparrow. Jericho says he saw Jon’s mother backstage earlier and she was looking very fetching, maybe he’ll call her up later. But he approached her and told her why he attacked his eye the way he did; that it was all Jon’s fault. Jericho asks if they want to see them fight tonight and the fans cheer, so he tells them to go to hell. He says Cleveland doesn’t deserve to see Le Champion in action. That said, he doesn’t travel alone.
Out come Santana, Ortiz, Sammy Guevara, and Jake Hager. Moxley says Jericho thinks he has him outnumbered 5-1. However he was born and raised here in Cleveland, so the way he sees it is that it’s the five of them against this entire arena. Moxley takes off his jacket and makes his way out of the ring.
Jericho says that Moxley is as dumb as he looks. He says the five of them could beat the $hit out of him, but they didn’t come alone either. Santana and Ortiz brought some “thug” friends from the Bronx, and out come five guys dressed like Santana and Ortiz. Jericho says it’s 10-1, and he fancies those odds. So The Inner Circle make their way down the ramp and Moxley headbutts Santana, then hits a Paradigm Shift on the ramp. The rest then attack Moxley but officials quickly run down and separate everyone.
We see a video of MJF in a meat packing facility where we expected to believe The Butcher and The Blade work for a living. MJF hands them a letter with “The Young Bucks” written on it and money inside. Good God that was dumb in so many ways. The Butcher, The Blade, The Bunny, Wardlow, and MJF make their way to the ring.
We start the match with The Butcher and Matt Jackson. Matt can’t get Butcher down, so he rolls under a lariat and tags Nick. With the help of his brother, then drop Butcher, who tags Blade. Matt and Nick make use of quick tags to keep control of Blade and hit him with repeated axe handles and such. They hit a double dropkick but The Butcher comes back in and drops them both with a double clothesline.
Matt avoids Butcher and slides out of the ring, where he dodges The Bunny, slides back in and tags Nick. Jackson delivers a kick to Blade but gets one right back. Nick jumps onto the apron and superkicks Butcher and readies for a springboard but The Bunny pulls him down. The Butcher hits him with a running body attack, while The Blade dives over the ropes onto Matt.
We’re back live and The Butcher is destroying Nick Jackson. He hits a gutbuster and throws him to Blade, who hits a Doctor Bomb for a pinfall but Matt breaks it up. Blade lifts Nick but gets punched back, and inadvertently knocks Butcher from the apron. Blade prevents a tag but only for a second.
Matt Jackson leaps in with a crossbody, followed by lots of right and left hands. He jumps out of the ring and kicks Butcher down, then gets on the top rope and hits a Macho elbow to Blade for a near-fall. Nick tags back in and hits a senton to Blade while Nick holds him up using the ropes. The Butcher comes in and tries to hit a double clothesline but instead finds himself at a superkick party. The Bucks hit the Meltzer Driver for the win.
The Butcher and Blade start attacking Matt and Nick after the match, so out comes Omega and he hits a V-Trigger to Butcher. Hangman Page comes out behind him with a beer and hands it to Matt Jackson to hold, before hitting Blade with a Buckshot Lariat. Page takes his beer and leaves. MJF is not happy.
The bell rings and Big Swole spends the first minute just avoiding strikes from Rose, before deliver a few punches and a basement dropkick. Rose drops her with a clothesline, then hits the ropes but a sloppy dropkick from Big Swole knocks Nyla from the ring.
Big Swole looks for a soccer kick on the apron but gets swiped down. Nyla sends Swole into the barricade. Big Swole tries to fight back and starts punching Nyla against the ring post but Nyla ducks and she punches the steel. Nyla attacks the hand as we head to the break.
Back live and Rose misses a splash in the corner. Big Swole jumps on her and applies a guillotine. Rose punches her and shoves her off, but Swole delivers a head-kick to drop her. Swole lifts Rose and headbutts her, then hits a springboard cutter for a near-fall.
Big Swole hits a rolling flatliner, then looks for a discus punch but Nyla hits a spear. Nyla lifts Swole and hits a sit-out powerbomb for the win.
Kip Sabian makes his entrance alongside his girlfriend, Penelope Ford. His opponent, Cody, is out next with his enforcer.
The match begins and Sabian runs across the ring and dropkicks Cody into the buckles. Kip hits a gutbuster, then unloads some right hands. Cody reverses a back suplex and hits a drop-down uppercut and knocks Sabian from the ring.
Kip gets in the face of Arn Anderson and shoves him. Back in the ring and Cody takes a waistlock. Cody whips him to the ropes and hits a dropkick and again Kip rolls from the ring. This time he pulls Cody out with him. Cody inadvertently hit Penelope Ford and she’s out. Cody lifts her up but Kip hits him with a running kick and Ford walks off smiling.
We’re back and Cody drops Kip with a lariat. Ten punches in the corner from Cody, followed by a snap powerslam. Ford takes Cody’s weightlifting belt to distract him but Cody ducks Sabian and hits the Disaster Kick.
Ford throws her shoe in the ring to distract the referee again, so Arn Anderson gets in and throws the show into the crowd. The referee gets in the face of Anderson, so the enforcer shoves him. Arn gets ejected from the match!
Ford attacks Cody, then Sabian hits him with a diver over the ropes. Sabian and Ford attempt to kiss near the barricade but Joey Janela pops up between them from the crowd and they kiss him in the cheeks. Kip realises it and swings for Joey but he dodges it and goes through the crowd. Cody hits Sabian with a suicide dive and throws him back in the ring.
Cody looks for a springboard but Sabian pushes his feet and Cody lands on the top rope. Kip grabs Cody and hits a swinging neckbreaker from the rope for a near-fall. Sabian puts Cody on the top rope and looks for superplex but Cody headbutts him and he falls to the apron. Sabian hits a springboard and pulls Cody off the top rope. Kip looks for the Deathly Hallows but Cody counters and hits three Cross Rhodes for the win.
Tony Schiavone interviews Dr. Britt Baker on the stage. He says he hopes he didn’t offend her last week on the cruise. She says of course he didn’t, they stole the show last week. She calls him Mr. Starbucks. Baker directs her attention to Jim Ross and tells him never to interrupt her again. She says he knows she’s a dentist, and he sits there all smug and pretentious, collecting a large pay-cheque for no work. She tells him to be better and not a sloppy BBQ sauce salesman who can’t even get the roster’s names rights. Baker says she will be here every week, with her smile all over the screens, which is more than she can say for the Champion, Riho. She brings Tony back over and says that, based on the stench, she thinks he has gingivitis. She says Cleveland finally has a Baker than can trust.
We go backstage for an interview with The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega. The Bucks say they needed the win tonight. Their main objective is to get back to the top of the tag team divison and get a title shot. They say nothing personal to Kenny. Page walks in and he shows them the name plates on the tag titles. He says they made the name plates for everyone, so he gives the Bucks their name plates and says they’ll need them…someday. Kenny assuages everything as Page walks off. He says that he got an eight-man tag match booked for next week, so that the four of them can face The Butcher, The Blade, and a team of their choosing.
So Cal Uncensored come to the ring wearing Lakers jerseys in honor of Kobe Bryant.
Angelico starts with Kazarian and he takes a headlock. Kazarian fights out and hits an arm drag, followed by a headlock takeover. Angelico gets out using his legs but Kazarian rolls him up for a two-count and goes right back to the headlock.
Scorpio Sky tags in and hits a dropkick to Angelico for a two-count. Kazarian tags back in and hits a suplex and tags Scorpio again. Angelico forces Sky to the corner and tags Evans, who unloads on him. Scorpio comes in and helps Kazarian take them both down. Kazarian hits a release German suplex that lands Evans right n his head.
Sky is legal again and he wrenches the arm of Evans. Sky misses a punch and Angelico hangs him on the top rope, then Evans connects with a Trouble In Paradise for a two-count. Angelico tags in and he attacks Sky before tossing him from the ring and posing.
We’re back live and Scorpio is trading with Evans. Sky hits a suplex and both men are down. Tags made to Angelico and Kazarian, with the latter dropping the former with a forearm. Kazarian hits a dropkick to Angelico and a hip-toss/neckbreaker to the incoming Evans.
Kazarian hits Angelico with a leg drop on the draped ropes, then slams Evans, and catches Angelico with a cutter. Evans comes back to the apron and Sky runs at him but misses. Evans and Angelico hit a double-team stomp and slam for a near-fall but Sky broke up the pinfall. Evans hits a handspring dive over the ropes but nobody’s home and Sky boots him down. Kazarian tags Sky and they hit SCU Later for the win.
The Dark Order appear on the screen and address Christopher Daniels. Evil Uno says that their leader has told them to target Daniels’ friends, family, and everyone he cares about. But who should they target first? This is his only warning.
We see a video of PAC walking around at nighttime – in his gear no less – and he talks about Jon Moxley. he wants whatever is left of Moxley when Jericho is done. And as for Kenny Omega – PAC coughs over and over – and says he guesses Kenny finally heard him. He says he guesses Kenny will fit him in when it’s convenient. But that doesn’t work for him, they will do everything on his timetable, starting next week. A decent promo but why it was outside at nighttime, with PAC in his trunks, is anyone’s guess.
We start the match with Le Champion and Darby Allin. Jericho slaps Allin in the face, then again, and Allin slaps him back. They brawl and Allin connects with a dropkick, followed by a springboard arm-drag. Jericho crawls to his corner and hugs Santana & Ortiz.
Ortiz is legal with Isiah Kassidy. Ortiz beats him around until Kassidy drops Ortiz and tags Mark Quen. Private Party hit some double team moves to Ortiz, then Quen dropkicks Ortiz into the corner. Ortiz kicks him back and hits a missile dropkick from the top rope.
Santana tags in and forearms Quen in the back. Jericho tags and attacks Quen in the corner with chops before posing for the fans. Tag to Ortiz and he drags Quen into the middle of the ring, where Santana meets him to hit a double-team move but Quen cause them to hit each other.
Tag made to Kassidy and he hits a completely pointless series of tilt-a-whirls into nothing. Kassidy countes an electric chair into a pin attempt. Kassidy gets on the apron but Jericho runs in and hits a springboard dropkick to knock him to the floor.
We’re back from the final break of the night and Kassidy is battling Jericho. Y2J takes him down with a lariat for a two-count, then tags Santana. Kassidy gets stretched with a backbreaker, then slammed with a suplex. Ortiz tags in and he assists Santana in a senton. Jericho runs in and hits a Lionsault.
Kassidy counters Santana and Ortiz to tag Allin, who drops Ortiz with a floatover Stunner, then hits a suicide dive to Jericho. Darby with some right hands to Ortiz, followed by a sunset bomb for a near-fall. Jericho comes in and hits Darby, only for Quen to attack him. Everyone runs in and gets their moves in – including the third, fourth cutter of the night? – until we’re left with Allin and Jericho.
Darby drops Y2J, then tags Kassidy and hits a Coffin Drop to Hager on the outside. Quen dives through the ropes onto Ortiz, while Kassidy hits Jericho with a senton. Jericho kicks out. They have a back and forth until Y2J hits the Judas Effect for the win.
The Inner Circle pose and celebrate together in the ring. They start to leave but then storm the ring and beat on Kassidy, Quen, and Allin. Guevar grabs Allin’s skateboard and plays it like a guitar. He then hits Allin with it in the gut. They put the skateboard under Allin’s chin and drive it into the mat!
Moxley comes running down with a baseball bat and beats down every member of The Inner Circle except for Jericho, who turned tail and escaped with his AEW Championship. Moxley points the bat at Jericho as the show ends.
And that’s it for AEW Dynamite. Let us know what you thought of the show and be sure to check out our NXT results. Until next time, safe travels!