Welcome to Ringside News’ live results coverage for AEW Dynamite.
On one of the craziest and most saddening days in the wrestling world for some time, we turn our focus to the other big game in town. Tonight AEW has one of its biggest matches yet, with Jon Moxley facing Jake Hager in a No Holds Barred match for the AEW Championship.
The TNT Championship tournament continues tonight, with Lance Archer facing Colt Cabana in a first round match. Elsewhere, Kip Sabian faces Chuck Taylor, Sammy Guevara battles Sugar D, and Shawn Spears and Britt Baker will both be in action but we don’t know their opponents yet.
And that’s all we know of this week’s AEW Dynamite. It should be a fun show to distract us from the madness. Follow along here and enjoy!
AEW Dynamite opens with Chris Jericho and Tony Schiavone on commentary, running down the card for tonight’s show.
We get a video package for Colt Cabana, in which he says he felt the AEW brass and a section of the fans didn’t expect much of him when he joined. He says Lance Archer has been dominant in Japan for a long time and they’re happy to have him in AEW, but he’s been dominant in Japan, India, England, Germany, and all over the world. He says he’s not looking past Archer, he’s a big dude, but he’s beaten big dudes. He says his goal is to hold the TNT Championship and it’s all he’s thinking about.
Archer punches Cabana before the match begins. Colt fires back and hits Lance, ducks a clothesline and tees off with some right hands. Archer comes back with a clothesline, but Cabana pulls the top rope down and he flies over onto the apron. Cabana runs at Archer but stops prematurely, then punches him off the apron.
Archer gets angry on the outside and kicks the barricade, then slides back in and Cabana slides out. They both get in the ring and Colt hits a lariat and a punch, then takes the wrist of Archer. The Murderhawk whips Colt to the corner but he misses a splash in the corner. Cabana jumps at Archer but gets caught and hit with a half-nelson slam.
Archer slaps Cabana and rakes his eyes. Archer slams Colt into the turnbuckles but Colt ducks a chop and slaps him a few times but Lance no-sells them. Archer hits a stiff short-arm lariat, then drills Colt with forearms to the chest. Archer chops the chest, punches him, and squishes his face with a knee.
Colt punches Archer and nothing happens, then the Murderhawk asks for another before retaliating with a thunderous right hand. Archer hits a spinning tope from the middle rope and scores a two-count. Archer leaves the ring as we head to the break.
Back live and Archer is still in charge of Colt, beating him in the corner. Lance goes to the middle rope and jumps for a splash but Cabana rolls out of the way. Lance runs at Colt but gets kicked back, then hit with a tilt-a-whirl headscissors.
Cabana runs and hits a hip attack in the corner. Cabana takes to the middle rope and hits a splash for a two-count. Colt hits some measured punches and Archer smiles. Colt hits the Bionic Elbow but Arhcer hits the ropes and comes right back with a Pounce. Archer hits a Chokeslam, followed by The Blackout for the win.
Archer progresses to Round 2 of the TNT Championship tournament.
We see Dr. Britt Baker at work and she gives us a rundown on the rules of being a role model: always fight fair. She says Hikaru Shida did not fight fair last week when she broke her nose. But she’ll show how to fight fair tonight.
UFC’s resident enclycopedia, Ariel Helwani, appears on a video and says he predicts his fellow MMA guy Jake Hager to beat Jon Moxley tonight. Helwani says Hager has done it all and he’ll become Champion tonight. Tazz appears next and he says Moxley needs to steer clear of the mat and make it a street fight, in which case Mox will retain.
The match begins and Baker drops Golden with a superkick right away. Baker puts Golden on the middle rope and taunts her, then puts her teeth over the rope and stomps her down.
We get another video of people making predictions for tonight’s title matches, including Mike Goldberg of Bellator fame, and actor Ronald Funches.
A commercial airs for AEW Double or Nothing on May 23rd.
We see a video of The Inner Circle, called The Bubbly Bunch, and it’s them at home on FaceTime to each other talking trash about The Elite.
The bell rings and Suge D, or Pineapple Pete as Jericho calls him, dances. Sammy takes his back and slams him down, then spins around on him and poses. Guevara takes a headlock and Suge tries to shoot him off but Sammy holds on.
D takes a wrist lock, then does a dance before hitting a springboard arm drag. More dancing but Sammy clobbers him with a running knee. Sammy knocks Suge from the ring and follows after, hitting him a dew times, then getting him back inside for a vertical suplex. Sammy kicks Suge against the ropes, then lifts him up and squats before hitting a Samoan drop for a two-count.
Sammy kicks D onto his back, then puts him agains the ropes and lights up his chest. Suge counters an Irish whip by sitting down, then rolls-up Guevara for a two-count. Sammy hits a lariat, then connects with a running high knee, followed by the Torture Knee for the win.
After the match Sammy gets on the horn and says it was light work for the Spanish God. He says he could go for a few more rounds but allow him to spoil what happens in the TNT tournament. He says he will beat the $hit out of Darby Allin in the first round. Sammy wants to give a demonstration and stomps the face of Suge until Darby runs out and Guevara flees.
The match gets underway and both men go back and forth with some mat wrestling and holds. Taylor hits Sabian with an arm drag and he flies out of the ring to regroup with Penelope. Taylor chases after Kip but she slides back inside and hits Taylor with a springboard dropkick on the apron.
Taylor counters Sabian with a kick then does the freshly squeezed thumbs up. Taylor hits a falling punch, then chops Sabian in the corner. Sabian knocks Taylor onto the apron and looks for the springboard dropkick again but Taylor ducks, only for Sabian to stop in his tracks and boot Taylor off to the floor.
Sabian tries to attack Chuck on the floor but gets the tables turned on him. Taylot puts Kip back inside and looks to hit a moonsault but Sabian avoids it and hits a dropkick from the middle rope for a two-count. Sabian counters Taylor and kicks him in the head for a two-count. Kip tosses Chuck to the outside, where Ford attacks him.
Sabian drops a knee into the back of Taylor over and over, then applies a stretch. Taylor escapes and lamds some forearms, followed by a moonsault from up top but again Sabian dodges it. Taylor follows up with a sit-out powerbomb for a near-fall. Sabian hits the ropes and looks for a hurricanrana but Taylor hits a powerbomb for another near-fall. Taylor attempts a double stomp but gets caught with a knee and a right hand, followed by a swinging neckbreaker for a near-fall.
Sabian runs at Chucky T in the corner but gets caught with a foot to the face. Ford gets on the apron and takes her jacket off, distracting Chuck, and Kip punches him. Orange Cassidy gets on the apron and takes his jacket off, distracting Kip. Jimmy Havoc pulls Cassidy off and hits a DDT on the floor. Penelope hits a hurricanrana from the top rope to Chuck, then Sabian pins him for the win.
We see a replay of last week when Cody beat Shawn Spears. Following that, we see a clip of Spears beating Billy Gunn on AEW Dark last night.
The bell rings and Spears is laughing, not taking his young opponent seriously – he’s still wearing a shirt. Spears hits a snapmare and taunts Law, then hits another. Spears gets down on all fours, an amateur wrestling thing, and offers him to roll him over but instead Law rolls him up for a near-fall. Spears gets mad and batters Law in the corner, hitting a big lariat. Running C4 from Spears earns the win.
Next week on Dynamite, we get Kip Sabian Vs. Dustin Rhodes and Darby Allin Vs. Sammy Guevara in the TNT Championship tournament. Also next week, Orange Cassidy makes his singles Dynamite debut against Jimmy Havoc, and Kenny Omega will be in action. Up next however, the AEW Championship match!
This title match gets underway and Moxley forces Hager to the corner but Jake turns the tables and grinds a shoulder into his sternum. Moxley again forces Hager to the corner and grabs his leg for a sweep and Moxley goes into full guard. Hager shoves him off and scrambles to his feet. They clinch and Hager takes Moxley down with a front facelock.
Moxley transitions into a wristlock and looks for an armbar bu Jake grabs the ropes. Hager comes down on the Champion with a big right hand. They separate and talk some trash before Moxley shoots for a single leg again but Hager stays upright until Jon sweeps his other foot. Moxley tries to roll into a kneebar but screws it up. Hager forces Moxley to the corner and drills him with a few knees but Jon fights back and lands some elbows.
Moxley attempts a Kimura, then an STF but Hager fights it and gets into a sleeper. Both men exchange right hands until Moxley tosses Hager to the outside, then follows up with a splash over the ropes to the floor. Moxley attempts an armbar on the floor but Hager turns over, gets knee-on-belly, and lands some hammerfists as we head to the break.
Back live and Hager slams Moxley into the barricade, but Jon quickly turns the tables and tosses him over the railing. JR asks why there’s a security railing with no fans. Moxley wants to hit a piledriver on the cement floor but Hager flips him over. Jake drags Moxley into the stands, hangs him over the handrail and kicks him. Moxley punches Hager down and wraps his leg around the railing to apply a Figure Four.
Hager punches himself free but Moxley regains control and punches him around the arena until they reach the concrete near the ringside. Moxley gets reversed and whipped into the guard rail. Jake tosses Moxley over the barricade to ringside, then whips him into the steel steps. Back in the ring and Moxley hits a lariat but Hager doesn’t budge.
Jake slams Moxley into the buckles, then looks for the Hager Bomb but Moxley dodges it and hits a flying knee. Both men are down. They climb up and trade shots, with Hager throwing knees and a gutwrench powerbomb for a near-fall.
We’re back once more and Hager hits a lariat in the corner but Moxley hits one of his own and both men are down again. Moxley looks for the piledriver again but Jake counters with an ankle pick into an ankle lock. Moxley rolls him up for a two-count. Hager goes to the middle rope and jumps but gets hit with the Paradigm Shift! Moxley takes a minute to attempt a pin but Hager immediately goes to the head-and-arm triangle.
Moxley reaches the ropes to force the break. The challenger tees off on the Champion and Jon rolls to the floor. Hager grabs a chair and slams it into Moxley’s stomach, then knees the chair into Jon’s face. Back into the ring and Hager wedges a chair between the turnbuckles, then tries to throw Moxley into it but gets countered Moxley runs at Hager but msises and headbutts the chair.
Back from the final break and Hager is still in charge. He grabs the chair and smashes Moxley’s ankle with it. Hager takes an ankle lock and Moxley screams in agony. Hager shouts “tap!” and Moxley responds “No! You’ll have to break my ankle!” Moxley then rolls forward sending Hager out of the ring. Hager runs back in and gets hit with a Paradigm Shift into a choke – that’s twice Jon’s hit the DDT and JR didn’t know what it was.
Hager climbs to his feet, holding Moxley, and shakes him off. Hager hits a low blow, then runs at the Champion but gets a chair thrown in his face. Moxley hits a Paradigm Shift onto the chair and scores the pinfall.
And that’s this week’s AEW Dynamite. Let us know what you thought of the show and be sure to check out our results for NXT. Until next time, good health!