Welcome to our live results for a very special episode of AEW Dynamite.
Of course, in light of the current situation, tonight’s Dynamite will be taking place behind closed doors with no fans in the arena. However that isn’t stopping AEW from continuing with the show it already had planned.
As of now, AEW has a few matches planned; The Inner Circle Vs. The Elite; Best Friends Vs. Lucha Bros – unclear if that means PAC and Cassidy are at ringside; and Jurassic Express Vs. The Butcher & The Blade. On top of that, the Exalted One is set to be revealed, which will be odd with no fans present to react.
Well that’s the preview for Dynamite. We’ll have all the live results right here, from 8 PM EST. So follow along and enjoy the show!
Dynamite opens with Cody standing in the darkened ring, with no fans. He says he’s never felt so small. It never dawned on him how important the service they provide is. And the irony of what he’s about to ask his not lose on him. He says he’s asking three stars to put aside their differences and put on a show. Cody says we need to stand at a distance and stay indoors, but there is a difference between that and living a life in a prison. In fact, he’s felt more alive than ever.
Cody mentions Matt Jackson, and says he needs him to put aside his anger towards Adam Page. Speaking of whom, Cody says he is tired of putting over Hangman Page, he constantly calls him the best performer in The Elite. He thought he’d be the first AEW Champion but he lost to Chris Jericho but guess what, so did he. And it’s time for Page to get over it.
As for Kenny Omega, he’s probably his most unique friend. He says the two of them don’t always get along and they’ll probably argue who’s number one until someone passes them by, but he needs him to be his very best. In all, he needs The Elite to be elite. Kenny and Matt come down to the ring.
Kenny says normally you’d be speaking to an arena full of people but tonight they’re just friends talking to friends. He says him and Cody have been at each others throats, but here they are, with the world falling down around them, unsure if they’ll even have a Dynamite next week. But if it’s up to him, he wants to go out like they came in.
Matt grabs the microphone and says he appreciates Cody’s call to arms but…it’s just the three of them in an empty arena. His brother couldn’t make it, and he asks where Page is. Hangman comes out onto the stage and Jackson says he knows things have been strange and he’s not saying they have to fix it tonight, but he’s asking him if he’ll stand with The Elite. Hangman holds up a glass of whiskey and nods before walking away.
Omega says it’s hard to do a show without fans, but the world needs some positivity right now. So it’s time to hit the lights, hit the pyro, and get Dynamite underway!
Tony Schiavone is with MJF at ringside. He asks why he’s here and MJF says it’s because he doesn’t have to wrestle tonight. He says it’s not worth the money AEW is offering to get in there tonight. But it’s fine because it allows the “undercard” talent to get some screen time. MJF takes some money from Shawn Spears, who turns out, is sitting nearby. Tony asks if they’re betting and MJF blows a gasket…then asks if he wants in on the action.
The match begins with Trent and Rey Fenix. They lock-up and Trent forces Rey to the corner but Fenix turns the tables. Trent chops Rey, but eats one right back. They trade forearms until Rey delivers a kick and an elbow. Trent comes back with a meteora and tags Converse.
Best Friends drop Rey with a double shoulder tackle. Chuck beats Rey down, then tags Trent again, meanwhile Orange Cassidy is asleep by the commentary table. Taylor is legal again and he connects with a dropkick. Trent tags back in but Fenix kicks him down, then Pentagon tags in and they deliver superkicks to Trent for a two-count.
Pentagon kicks Trent and applies a submission to get him grounded. Fenix tags in and the Lucha’s hit a wheelbarrow splash and a dropkick to knock Taylor off the apron. The action spills from the ring and Taylor turns Fenix inside out with a clothesline as we head to the break.
Back live and Fenix is beating on Trent against the ropes. Pentagon tags in and delivers a superkick to Trent for a two-count. Trent counters a pumphandle and hits a tornado DDT to create some distance. Chuck gets the tag and so does Fenix.
Taylor with some clotheslines and a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker but Pentagon delivers a big chop. Taylor connects with a knee to Pentagon, then throws Fenix up for Trent to land a cutter. Best Friends look to hug each other but stop and touch elbows instead, some good social distancing.
Pentagon and Fenix attack them from behind, then get Taylor on the ramp and look to hit the assisted piledriver but Cassidy steps up to stop them. The distraction allows Taylor to shove them off the stage, then Cassidy hits them both with a dive off the stage and the referee didn’t care. Taylor gets Fenix in the ring and hits a piledriver for a near-fall. Pentagon hits Trent with a low blow, then they hit the package piledriver for the win.
Tony Schiavone interviews Trent, Chuck, and Cassidy on the stage. He asks them for an impression of Death Triangle. Chuck calls them out for “kicking my friend in the dick”. They say they want to fight Death Triangle in the parking lot on next week’s Dynamite.
The match begins and Riho is knocked from the ring by Ford, but then Statlander and Shida hit her with a double suplex. Sabian pulls Statlander and Shida from the ring but they attack him. The two of them brawl with Statlander on the outside, until Riho dives off the ropes onto all three.
Back in the ring and Riho knocks Shida down before getting Statlander in a headscissors, but Kris counters with a backbreaker. Statlander puts Shida bewteen the ropes and suplexes Statlander into her! Shida pokes the eye of Statlander and rolls her up for a two. Ford comes off the ropes and jumps onto Statlander and just missed, landing on her head.
Ford and Riho knock Shida from the ring them start fighting each other. Ford gets Riho in the corner and hits a running splash. Riho counters Penelope and gets a roll-up but Sabian helps her free. Riho knocks Sabian from the apron with a knee, then Shida drops Riho with a knee. Statlander returns to break a pin attempt from Ford, then she hits Shida with a roundhouse and a front suplex.
Riho went for a roll-up but Statlander got her up in an electric chair and dropped her onto Shida. Ford hits Statlander with a reverse hurricanrana! Ford hits a back handspring but Shida dropkicks her in mid-air. Shida hits a Falcon Arrow for a near-fall. Shida connects with a running knee and wins.
Tony Schiavone interviews Colt Cabana at ringside and he says he’s scouting. Colt says he is the Bruce Springsteen of AEW. He says he’s got a front row seat and he puts over Penelope Ford, but says she’d be better without Kip Sabian. He’s still there however, and he comes over and shoves Cabana, but Colt slaps him.
We see a video of earlier today, when Jon Moxley left the building because he wasn’t allowed to compete. He says he doesn’t care about being medically cleared, he’s never been fit to compete. He’s going to take a drive and blow off some steam, but he’ll always be in The Inner Circle’s blind spot. He gets in the car Jericho gave him and drives off.
The match begins with Jungle Boy and The Blade locking-up. Blade chops Boy in the corner but JB comes back with a springboard arm drag. Blade drops JB with a kitchen sink knee and beats him around until Luchasauras tags in. We see Joey Janela, Colt Cabana, and Sonny Kiss watching at ringside, as well as MJF and Shawn Spears.
Luchasauras beats on Blade, then tags Jungle Boy, who knocks Blade from the ring. Butcher and Blade regroup at ringside, but Jungle Boy jumps onto them…only to be caught and tossed into the barricade. They lift him and slam him into the apron, before putting him back in the ring. SCU have also joined the others at ringside.
Butcher tags in and takes a headlock on JB. Boy tries to fight up but Butcher rubs his head along the top rope before tagging Blade again. Blade connects with a big clothesline for a two-count, then tags Butcher to hit a sidewalk slam/leg drop.
Back live and the heels are still beating on Jungle Boy in their corner. Blade hits a snapmare and drives an elbow into JB’s neck. Blade hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a two-count. Jungle Boy hits a springboard back elbow to finally create some distance. Blade prevents the tag with an elbow drop to JB.
JB is tossed from the ring and Butcher slams him into the apron, then back into the ring. Jungle Boy gets put in the corner but he kicks Blade and Butcher back before leaping to tag the dino. Luchasauras comes in hot with kicks to Butcher and Blade, then dives off the ropes to Butcher on the floor.
Luchasauras hits a face-slam to Blade, followed by a question mark kick. Luchasauras hits the Extinction Event but Butcher breaks the pinfall. Butcher tosses JB onto Blade but they botch the spot and both men tumble from the ring. Butcher beats Luchasauras against the ropes but the big man comes back with a leaping kick to the back.
Luchasauras grabs Butcher by the throat but Blade hits him from behind. The heels plant Luchasauras with a slam but JB breaks the pinfall attempt. Butcher hits a backbreaker to JB and look to hit a double-team move but Luchasauras prevents it and hits the Tail-Whip. Jurassic Express hit their finish for the win.
The Dark Order come to the ring – just Evil Uno and Stu Grayson. Uno says he hopes the AEW production team is smart and they focus on him and he can talk directly to his people. He says the Exalted One is near and when he arrives he will breathe new life to the Dark Order. He says Grayson and others have done work to get them to this point.
He has promised the arrival of the Exalted One and he never breaks a promise. He says the Exalted One is near but Frankie Kazarian and Christopher Daniels interrupt. They get into the ring and Daniels says it has been like this for three months. He says he’s sick of the lies. He says there is no Exalted One, it’s just Uno and Grayson.
A video plays on the screen. The Exalted One introduces himself with a distorted voice. He says the Dark Order will do what it wants, when they want. He’s wearing a white and gold robe. He takes the hood down and it’s Brody Lee. He says the word is out and Christopher Daniels is not safe. He says Daniels is not the first out of touch old man to believe in him but he’s going to make damn sure that he’s the last. He says his name is Brody Lee and he is the Exalted One.
Daniels and Kazarian turn from the screen and Lee is in the ring with Uno and Grayson. He attacks Daniels with a discus lariat, then stands alongside his followers.
Jake Roberts and Lance Archer are with Tony Schiavone. Roberts says that Cody has disrespected them and as a result, this is personal now. We then see a video of Archer wrestling nobodies in a backyard with a dwarf announcer. Somehow that was meant to be impressive.
Next week on Dynamite, Luchasauras will face Wardlow in a lumberjack match, Best Friends will have a parking lot brawl with Death Triangle, and The Inner Circle faces The Elite in a Blood & Guts match.
The Elite make their entrance for the main event.
Chris Jericho makes his entrance and joins the commentary team. Sammy Guevara sings along to Judas with MJF at ringside.
The match begins with Cody and Santana, and the latter attacks the former from behind. Santana puts Cody against the ropes and chops him. Whip the ropes reversed and a powerslam from Cody. Ortiz gets a tag and teams with Santana to hit a back suplex.
Cody counters a suplex for one of his own, then tags Matt to hit a double axe handle. Jackson and Cody team to beat Ortiz, then Hangman runs in to deliver a big boot. The Elite bicker a little, allowing Ortiz to hit Matt with an enziguiri. Santana tags in and continues beating Matt, but the Buck bounces out of the corner with a spear.
Hangman tags himself in as Matt was preparing for a second spear. Santana punches Hangman a few times, but Page fires back. Santana misses an enziguiri, then Hangman hits a pumphandle slam for a two-count. Cody gets the tag but gets double-teamed by Santana and Ortiz. Hager gets a tag and he knocks Hangman and Matt from the apron, while Santana and Ortiz beat Cody on the floor.
Back live and Santana has Cody up for a suplex but he hands him off to Hager, who hands him off to Ortiz, who hits the suplex. Cody rolls from the ring but Ortiz goes after him and tosses him into the barricade a few times.
Matt Jackson attacks Ortiz on the floor but Hager pulls him off and throws him aside. Everyone gets back into position and Santana applies a submission to Cody near the heel corner. Hager tags in and he punches Cody. Hager applies a wristlock, then switches to a front facelock. Hager puts Cody in the corner and delivers repeated shoulders before tagging Ortiz.
Ortiz with an inside cradle for a near-fall, then drags Cody to his corner and tags Santana. Tag made again and Cody counters Ortiz and hits a CrossRhodes. Ortiz tags Hager but Cody flips him over the ropes. Cody tries to tag out but Ortiz runs in and attacks him, then Hager returns and drags Cody back to the Inner Circle corner.
We’re back from the final break of the night and Hager looks to hit a Vader Bomb on Cody but eats a foot. Cody makes a tag to Hangman, who runs in with a boot to Santana, then knocks Ortiz from the apron. Page with a fallaway slam to Santana, then dives over the ropes onto Hager.
Hangman hits a sliding lariat to Santana but Ortiz breaks the pinfall. Cody comes back and knocks Ortiz out, then hits a suicide dive. Cody tosses Ortiz over the barricade into MJF. Wardlow grabs Cody, but Arn Anderson hits him from behind. Meanwhile Hangman is brawling with Hager on the floor.
Matt Jackson hits Santana with two northern lights suplex, then teams with Page to hit one to Hager. They make amends for a minute and look to hit an Indie Taker but Ortiz pulls Hangman from the apron. Santana rolls-up Jackson for the win!
The Inner Circle have won the advantage for the Blood & Guts match, allowing them to have the first entrants in the match. We see replays of the match while Jericho talks over it.
Jericho says they knew they already had the advantage, but they just beat them. Jericho says he doesn’t care if the world changes tomorrow, he’s banning all fans from all AEW events forever. And after what they did to Nick Jackson, The Elite only has four members, so they have a big advantage.
Hager does a push-up with Sammy Guevara on his back, while Jericho says they’re all best friends, while The Elite hate each other. They’ve dominated AEW and they’re gonna dominate Blood & Guts as well. Sammy asks Brandi if she wants to hit him up. A drone flies down, yes a drone, and Matt Jackson says The Elite isn’t outnumbered. He says it isn’t just four, he made a phone call and they have a fifth. The drone lands in the ring, but then the camera cuts to the stands and BROKEN Matt Hardy is standing! Jericho looks terrified as Hardy chants DELETE!
And that’s it for AEW Dynamite. Let us know what you thought and come back tomorrow for more wrestling news. Until then, good health!