Welcome to Ringside News’ live results coverage for AEW Dynamite!
Tonight’s Dynamite is radically changed from the one we were advertised, and that’s a good thing. Frankly, the Blood & Guts match was horrid booking to begin with. Taking your two biggest factions and throwing them together in a feud-ending match with no feud built was always a preposterously bad idea, but thankfully it’s been put on the back-burner.
That means tonight we’re getting Chris Jericho Vs. Matt Hardy, Cody Vs. Jimmy Havoc, Kenny Omega Vs. Sammy Guevara for the AAA Mega Championship, Luchasauras Vs. Wardlow, and Best Friends Vs. Death Triangle in a parking lot brawl, though it’s unclear if that last match is still happening.
And that’s the preview for Dynamite. Let us know what you’re excited to see and follow along here for your live results and conversations. Enjoy the show!
Dynamite opens with Tony Schiavone, Cody Rhodes, and Kenny Omega on commentary. Tony runs down the show, which includes Darby Allin Vs. Kip Sabian, Jake Hager in action, Brodi Lee Vs. QT Marshall, Kenny Omega Vs. Sammy Guevara for the AAA Mega Championship, Cody Vs. Jimmy Havoc, and Chris Jericho to “confront” Matt Hardy, so it doesn’t sound like we’re getting a match.
The bell rings and Cody stalks the undefeated Havoc. Jimmy takes a headlock but Cody shoots him off and hits a shoulder tackle. Havoc rolls Cody up for a one count, then they exchange a few pinfalls until Havoc hits an arm-drag and takes a wristlock. Cody forces Jimmy to the corner and gets the break. Cody flips over Havoc and rolls him up for a two-count.
They separate and share a staredown. They shake hands before getting back to it. Havoc puts Cody in the corner and presses his face with a knee, but Cody fires back with a right hand, only for Jimmy to drop him with a right of his own. Cody hits a springboard cutter, then applies the Figure Four but Havoc pokes the eyes to escape.
Cody sideseps Havoc and he flies to the floor. Cody grabs water and pours it over his face, before hitting a suicide dive to the ouside. Cody whips Havoc into the stage, then into the barricade. They fight up the stage and Havoc slams Cody into the announce table. He puts a headset on and talks trash to Cody, before punching him. They make their way back to the ring and Cody uppercuts him.
Cody slams Jimmy into the buckles, but Havoc then counters him with an arm-drag into the turnbuckles, followed by a suplex into them. Cody flips Havoc over the ropes onto the ramp, then goes out and grabs hold of him for a suplex onto the ropes. Cody runs up the ramp, through the curtain, then runs back down and clotheslines Havoc over the ropes into the ring.
Cody hits a release suplex, then takes his belt off and hands it to Brandi. Cody lifts Jimmy and looks for the springboard cutter but Havoc catches him in mid-air with an armbar. Cody reaches the ropes but Havoc continues to focus on the arm. Cody gets Jimmy on the top rope, then climbs up behind him and hits a reverse suplex. CrossRhodes X2 for the win.
We see a video of Jake Roberts talking about Lance Archer. He says Archer is chomping at the bit to get a match in AEW. Roberts says AEW has been around for a while but nobody wants a piece of Archer. He calls on Caesar (Cody) to give Lance a chance, tells him to bring the old man (Arn), and bring Delilah (Brandi), even just for a sitdown.
The match gets underway and they lock-up with Darby taking a headlock. Kip shoots him off but Darby hits a shoulder. Sabian crawls to the corner to regroup with Ford. They lock-up again and Darby takes a headlock but Kip shoots him off again and leaves the ring.
Sabian feigns a test of strength and kicks Darby. Kip hits a shoulder tackle but Allin comes back with a springboard arm-drag that sends him from the ring. Sabian dodges a suicide dive and Allin crashes and burns.
We’re back and Sabian tosses Darby back in the ring after Penelope had hit him. Allin slaps the face of Sabian, back elbow, and a shotgun dropkick into the corner. Allin hits a running back elbow, then hits the float-over Stunner for a near-fall.
Kip counters Darby and drills him with shoulders in the corner. Sabian pulls Darby under the bottom rope and bends him around the ring post. Sabian is sent to the outside and Allin looks for a suicide dive but Sabian pulls Ford in front of him. Darby turns and hits Kip with the suicide dive on the other side of the ring.
Allin gets distracted by Penelope, allowing Kip to hit a springboard kick, followed by a Time-Turned for a near-fall. Sabian delivers a few shots, followed by a toss-up knee. Allin hits Sabian with The Last Supper for the win out of nowhere.
As soon as the bell rings, Hager attacks Adams and tosses him into the ring post before hitting the Vader Bomb. Hager goes for a powerslam but Adams escapes it and connects with a splash in the corner. Adams eats a uranage and Hager locks in the Arm Triangle and Adams passes out.
After the match, Jon Moxley comes out to the ring. He stands in front of Hager and they start throwing hands. Moxley hits the Paradigm Shift on Hager but Jake then grabs his ankle but Moxley knocks him from the ring. They talk trash as Hager retreats.
Jon Moxley cuts a promo backstage and he says he told everyone to watch their blind spot. He can turn up when he pleases, he’s ready to go. He says Hager walked away tonight but when things come to a head and the title is on the line, there will be no walking away. He’ll be carted out on a stretcher.
We see a replay of last week when Brodi Lee debuted as the exalted one. Cody says he knew Brodi Lee by a different name but people might be scared of him. A video plays of Lee eating a steak in a suit while his minions watch on. He berates them for “not getting it”, then kicks one of them out for eating while he’s eating. One of them sneezes so he kicks them out as well – which seemed like a dig at Vince McMahon.
The match begins and Lee hits a big boot right away. Brodi kicks QT from the ring, then goes out after him and slams him into the ring post and the barricade.
Lee sends QT back inside and hits a tope over the ropes onto him. Lee with a running elbow in the corner, then another, followed by a facelock suplex. Lee with a brainbuster and a running forearm to the back. Marshall fires back with two right hands and an enziguiri. Another enziguiri and Marshall leaps over him but gets caught with a spinning sidewalk slam. Discus Lariat for the win.
After the match, Lee brings a minion in the ring and he tosses a mask to Marshall.
We see a replay of when Nick Jackson was attacked by The Inner Circle. We cut to a clip of Vanguard 1 – Matt Hardy’s drone – and it spies on Nick Jackson training in his shed.
The match starts with a feeling-out process. Omega shoves Sammy to the floor and they stare at each other. Guevara takes a front facelock but Kenny takes a wristlock and flips him over. Kenny hits the ropes but Sammy flips over him and hits a dropkick that knocks Omega from the ring.
Sammy hits a snapmare and dropkicks Omega from the ring again, then slams him into the ring post. Sammy sends Omega into the barricade but Kenny fires back with a chest chop. Omega counters an Irish whip into the barricade but Guevara jumps over and takes a seat. Guevara suckers Kenny and slams his arm on the barricade, before lifting a carricature of Brandi and french kissing it.
We’re back and Kenny is battering Sammy on the floor. Omega put him back in the ring and drops him for a two-count. Sammy takes an armbar but Kenny reaches the bottom rope. Guevara drags Kenny under the rope and slams his hurt wrist into the apron.
Kenny chops the chest of Sammy and looks to hit a fireman’s roll but Sammy bites his hand. Sammy throws Kenny up in the air and kicks him in the back. Guevara takes a headlock but Kenny fights out. Sammy connects with a stiff lariat to the ear as we head to the break.
We return to see them exchaning shots, but Kenny boots Sammy into the corner. Sammy gets up and Omega drops him with a double axe handle, then two more for a two-count. Omega hits a low dropkick, followed by a float-over bulldog for a two-count.
Omega lifts Sammy and looks for a snap dragon suplex but Sammy counters with an elbow. Kenny looks for it again but Sammy forward rolls and hits a double stomp, followed by a shooting star press for a near-fall. Guevara hits a springboard cutter and Omega rolls from the ring but Sammy follows-up with a tope!
Back in the ring and Kenny counters Sammy with a powerbomb and flips him over to hit a V-Trigger. Omega looks for a Liger Bomb but Sammy counters with a hurricanrana. Guevara goes up top but Omega dodges a shooting star press. Omega hits another V-Trigger, followed by a massive knee to the jaw after biting his hand again. Omega with a snap dragon but Guevara lands on his feet and hits a head kick.
Guevara hits a burning hammer knee but Kenny no-sells it and hits a V-Trigger, followed by the J Driller for a near-fall. Omega hits another V-Trigger, followed by a One-Winged Angel for the win.
Chris Jericho comes to the ring but stops outside to grab the camera from the cameraman and forces him to sing Judas. Jericho says last week’s AEW was huge because of the debuts of Brodi Lee and Matt Hardy. Jericho says the arrogant sons of bitches in The Elite got Matt to join them. But he’s know Matt for 25 years, and he wants to give him the change to join The Inner Circle.
Vanguard comes down and Jericho says he doesn’t like the drone. Doesn’t like what he stands for, his political views, and he’s a piece of $hit. Jericho says he doesn’t like Vanguard but he respects him, so he wants him to join The Inner Circle. Vanguard turns and flies away and Jericho screams at it.
Matt Hardy is once again at the top of the arena but the camera flashes and he’s somewhere else. Hardy keeps disappearing and reappearing all over the arena instantly, then stands in the front row with his arms out. He gets in the ring and Jericho looks freaked out. Hardy says Jericho knew he’d come and Y2J says it’s been booked for a week.
Jericho asks how Matt did his teleporting and he says it’s because he’s magic. Jericho says it’s an honour for Matt to be here but he wants to explain how things work here. This is his company, he built it, organised it, and he runs it. So Matt needs to align with him and not The Elite. Hardy says The Bucks of Youth resurrected him and he owed them a debt.
On top of that, he’s seen Jericho’s tyranny. AEW represents freedom to him, and he can’t allow The Inner Circle to ruin paradise. Jericho says he resurrects careers too, he saved Jake Hager and made the likes of Sammy Guevara, Sanana and Ortiz. He tells him not to make a mistake, and join The Elite. Matt says Jericho doesn’t understand; he might recognise his vessel but there is a different entity behind the wheel. He is Damascus and he is 3000 years old.
Jericho says if he’s that old he must be really wise. He appreciates the outfit and the hair, very sassy, but inside he’s still Matt Hardy. Matt says he feels the same way about Y2J, he’s a chameleon but inside he’s always evil. Jericho says Matt has never been the man, he’s always lived in the shadow of his brother and the victim of bad booking. Hardy says he is in nobody’s shadow. Jericho asks if he’s in The Inner Circle or The Elite and Matt says Delete. They yell Elite and Delete over and over.
Matt sings a song to the tune of Judas and Jericho says there’s no one here to sing along or chant his stupid catchphrases. Matt says there are essences here, including Abraham Lincoln in 15C. Over there is Martin Luther King, and beside him is Maximillian. Jericho says he can’t see them and Matt says he knows. He needs to see the entity that will DELETE him!
Jericho says he can’t see anything except the same old Matt Hardy. Jericho slaps him but Hardy slaps him back and drops him. Jericho says Matt really is magic but so is he and Sammy Guevara attacks Matt from behind. Cody and Omega run to the ring and attack Jericho and Sammy with chairs. Matt then makes fire come from the stage and it scares the retreating Jericho and Guevara.
And that’s it for AEW Dynamite. Let us know what you thought of the show and come back tomorrow for all your wrestling news. Until then, good health.