Welcome to Ringside News’ live results of AEW Dynamite.
For the past few weeks, since the fans were shut out, Dynamite has been filled in an empty arena, but for the next two months or so the show will be emanating from QT Marshall’s gym in Georgia. But the action rolls on.
Tonight the AEW TNT Championship Tournament gets underway with Cody taking on long-time foe, Shawn Spears. Kenny Omega will team with his friend Michael Nakazawa to face Best Friends, Hikaru Shida faces Britt Baker, and Brodi Lee will be in action. Many of AEW’s biggest names couldn’t make the mass of tapings that took place, meaning we won’t be seeing the likes of Hangman Page or Nyla Rose until early June at the earliest.
And that’s all we know about tonight’s show. Well, we do know that Chris Jericho will be on commentary with Tony Schiavone for the next two months, which should be great. Follow along with the live results here and enjoy the show!
Dynamite opens with Lance Archer making his entrance, sans Jake Roberts.
The match begins and Archer boots Angels right off the bat. Big clothesline from Archer, followed by a massive slap to the chest in the corner. Angels tries to rally and lands some kicks but Archer grabs him by the throat and hits a one-handed throw over his head.Archer hits a running elbow in the corner. Archer with the Blackout for the win.
We join Jericho and Schiavone on commentary and they run down the card for tonight’s show. Up next is Hikaru Shida.
The match gets underway and Baker avoids the lock-up. Baker avoids it again, then kicks Shida. Hikaru swings a kick but Baker ducks and slides under the rope. Baker shoves Shida and they go back and forth until Baker grabs her by the hair and slams her into the turnbuckles.
Shida attacks Baker but she rolls from the ring. Baker then slides inside when Shida slides out and takes the higher ground. Baker stomps Shida as she comes inside. Shida turns the tables and forces Baker to the corner but the referee forces the break. Baker kicks Shida and hits a Fameasser, then stares right at Billy Gunn who is standing at the barricade with his son.
Baker chokes Shida in the corner after some ground and pound. Britt hang Shida on the apron and kicks her, then talks to the camera but Shida comes back and throws her over the barricade. Shida gets “fans” to hold Baker against the barricade so she can hit a running knee strike.
We’re back live and Shida hits Baker with a vertical suplex for a two-count. Shida hits the ropes, looking for a knee but Baker dodges and rolls her up for a near-fall. Shida ransitions into a traiangle choke but Baker gets to the ropes.
Hikaru whips Britt but the doctor ducks a clothesline and hits a slingblade. Butterfly suplex from Baker for a near-fall. Baker stomps Shida down, then lifts her for a Russian leg sweep. Baker attempts the Lockjaw but Shida gets to the bottom rope. Shida and Baker exchange shots until Baker had a bloody nose.
Shida hits a Michinoku Driver but Baker rolls her up for a near-fall. Baker applies the Lockjaw and demands the referee give her a glove but Shida escapes the hold before she can put it on. Shida hits a running knee. Baker hits a spinning neckbreaker for a near-fall. Baker hits a superkick, then smiles with a mouth full of blood as she lifts Shida and tries to stomp her teeth into the ropes, but Hikaru avoids it and tosses her to the apron.
Shida forearms Baker on the apron, then goes to the top rope and drags her up with her, looking for a superplex. Baker rakes the eyes and kicks her off but Shida comes back and hits a backbreaker using the top turnbuckle. Shida hits another running knee and that’s all she wrote.
That was, easily, the best women’s match in AEW so far. Hopefully Baker’s nose isn’t broken.
We see a video of Kenny Omega and Michael Nakazawa in a tour bus. Kenny says he’s feeling nostalgic about teaming with Nakazawa and asks what they should call their team. Nakazawa says Best Friends and Kenny says that name is taken. Nakazawa insists and says Kenny has the power to change that, so Omega says he’ll see what he can do. Orange Cassidy then steps out of the bathroom, opens the bus door and in walks Trent and Chuck Taylor. They argue with Omega and say the team name is on the line tonight.
We see a video package hyping Jon Moxley Vs. Jake Hager. The two will face each other next week in a No Holds Barred Match for the AEW Championship. Hager says he wants to be Champion because it pays more. Moxley says people doesn’t understand the pain you have to endure to beat someone like Jake Hager. We see Hager training with his wife and she says if he doesn’t win he can’t come home. Hager says he was supposed to fight in early May for Bellator but that was cancelled. He’s been in a fight camp since February and he’s going to take that to Moxley, hit him harder than he’s ever been hit. And after he wins he’s going back to Bellator. He wants to be AEW World Heavyweight Champion and Bellator Heavyweight Champion. Moxley says the No Holds Bar stipulation suits him and the match could go 3 minutes or 30 minutes. They both promise a violent affair.
We see a video package of Cody and Shawn Spears talking about the importance of the TNT Championship belt. Cody says he can’t compete for the AEW Championship, so this title means everything to him.
Taylor and Omega start things off, and have a long feeling out process at the start. Trent and Nakazawa tag in and Michael pours baby oil on his chest and Trent tries to chop him but they slide right off. Nakazawa attacks Trent and puts him in the corner, where he tags Omega and thye make use of quick tags to keep Trent isolated and grounded.
Nakazawa hits an Atomic Drop on Taylor followed by a bulldog on Kenny onto Taylor’s crotch. Nakazawa pulls Trent out to the apron and crotches him in the ring post as we head to the commercial break.
Back from the break and Omega hits an elbow drop for a near-fall. Kenny applies a rear chinlock to Trent. Trent fights up and creates some distance, then catches Kenny with a lariat. Chuck and Michael tag in, and Chuck lays both Omega and Nakazawa out with running axe handles.
Taylor drop toeholds Nakazawa into Omega’s crotch, then Trent clotheslines him to the floor. Taylor and Trent hit tandem slingshot tope’s to the floor. Orange Caissy rolls into the ring and Best Friends go to hug him but Omega and Nakazawa trip them. Omega and Nakazawa try to hug himCassidy but he avoids them.
Trent and Taylor return and attack them from behind. Nakazawa sneaks to the top rope as they’re working on Kenny and he looks for a crossbody but nobody’s home. Nakazawa then squirts the baby oil in their faces. Meanwhile Cassidy hits a suicide dive onto Kenny and the referee couldn’t care less because…AEW.
Trent hits a tornado DDT for a near-fall on Nakazawa. Omega tags in and hangs Trent up in the ropes, then hits a Fireman’s Carry on Chuck followed by a hanging backstabber on Trent. Omega hits a snap dragon suplex on Trent but runs into a flying knee from Chuck. Trent also hits a flying knee on Omega and then tosses him into a pop-up powerbomb from Taylor for a near-fall.
Omega hits a Buckle Bomb on Trent and Nakamura hits an avalanche Angle Slam on Taylor off the top. Omega and Nakazawa team hit a Doomsday Device on Trent for a near-fall before Taylor breaks it up. Nakazawa hits his Ultimate Venom Arm but Taylor breaks up the pin attempt .
Nakazawa goes for it again but Trent ducks and he hits Omega. Trent hits the half-and-half for another near-fall but this time Omega breaks it up. Chuck drags Omega to the floor and Trent hits a Piledriver on Nakazawa for another near-fall. Taylor throws Omega into the barricade and Best Friends hit the Strong Zero for the pin and the win, thus keeping their team name.
We see Brodi Lee getting out of an USV during daytime. Three members of the Dark Order are lined-up and he berates two of them for not wearing a shirt and tie. He says if they can’t sacrifice and get their act together then they will be denied unlimited power.
We see Britt Baker backstage, still covered in blood. The interviewer asks if she feels Shida lives up to her ranking and Baker says no. She complains that Shida is too violent and reminds us that she’s a dentist.
We see more of the video package about Jake Hager being an MMA fighter as well as wrestler.
We see a video from Matt Hardy, or Damascus if you will. Hardy addresses Chris Jericho and says he surrounds himself with a false God in Sammy Guevara. He can’t wait to sink his teeth into Santana and Ortiz, Loud & Devourable as he calls them. And Jake Hager, he says Jericho has ruined his vessel and made him a Frankenstein’s monster. Then Jericho tried to recruit Vanguard-1 but that will NEVAH happen. He calls for Vanguard-1 to bring him the Inner Circle shirt Jericho gave him but Vanguard brings Hardy’s new t-shirt and shows that he burnt the Inner Circle shirt. Hardy invites Jericho to come face him at the Hardy compound in an Elite Deletion match!
Johnson runs and jumps at Brodi but he just sidesteps it. Lee hits a clothesline and a big boot. Lee with a slingshot tope, then a half nelson suplex. Lee hits a discus clothesline, spinning sidewalk slam, and that’s that.
We take a long look at the history between Cody and Shawn Spears. Next we see a tale of the tape for both men. The winner of this match will face the winner of Darby Allin and Sammy Guevara.
They lock-up and Cody forces Spears to the corner, then hits a side headlock takeover. Spears rolls under the ropes to get away. They lock-up again and this time Spears takes the back. Cody tries to power out but Shawn hits a knee to the gut, then chops Cody in the corner.
Cody flips over Spears with an O’Conner Roll for a two-count, then attempts a submission but Spears rolls from the ring to regroup. Spears antagonizes Billy Gunn but the WWE Hall of Famer shoves him. Spears grabs a chair and tosses it into the ring, then slides himself but Cody hits a springboard cutter for a two-count.
Cody takes a wrist, then hits a front suplex for a two-count. Spears hits a roll-up for a near-fall, then another. Cody drills him with a few forearms. Cody flips over Spears and hits a big boot for a two-count. Cody goes up top for a moonsault but Shawn rolls out of the way. Spears lifts Cody for a piledriver for a near-fall. Meanwhile Jericho tells Tony Schiavone that he found a possum at his house the other day.
Back live and Spears beats Cody into the corner, then whips him hard into the opposite buckles. Spears tosses Cody from the ring, then grabs part of the steel barricade and props it up against the ring apron. Cody turns the tables on Spears and hits his head on the apron. Cody looks to suplex Spears onto the barricade but Shawn reverses it and Cody cracks into the steel, bending it.
Back in the ring Spears scores a near-fall. Spears attempts a springboard frog splash but Cody gets his knees up. Cody then punches Spearas and hits a kitchen sink knee. Cody avoids Spears in the corner and hits a snap powerslam for a near-fall. Jericho threatens to beat-up Cody Rhodes’ mother if he sees her again. Spears avoids a Beautiful Disaster and hits a sit-out powerbomb for a near-fall.
We’re back and Spears pulls a table from under the ring but Cody hits a suicide dive. Cody pulls the table out and sets it up at ringside. Jericho and Schiavone debate why the referee isn’t preventing the use of weapons of fans interfering. Speaking of which, Cody and Spears brawl around ringside until a fan grabs Spears and Cody punches him.
Cody goes up top but Spears jumps up at him and hits a arm drag. Brandi gets on the apron and distracts Spears, allowing Cody to get back to his feet. Cody almost hits Brandi by mistake. Spears gets Cody on his shoulders and hits an Attitude Adjustment over the ropes through the table.
Cody gets back into the ring at nine and hits two quick CrossRhodes but Spears kicks out. Cody gets frustrated and applies a Figure Four to Shawn Spears and Cody pins him using the submission.
Cody holds onto the move a little longer than he should. He celebrates with Brandi afterwards. Cody progresses to the TNT Tournament semi-final where he will face Darby Allin or Sammy Guevara.
And that’s it for AEW Dynamite. Let us know what you thought of the show and go see our results for WWE NXT. Until next time, good health!