Welcome to Ringside News’ live results for AEW Dynamite.
The first round of the AEW’s TNT Championship Tournament continues tonight, as Dustin Rhodes faces Kip Sabian, and Darby Allin takes on Sammy Guevara. And the only other announced match features Jimmy Havoc Vs. Orange Cassidy. However we do know that Kenny Omega, Wardlow, and Brodi Lee will all be in action, and Chris Jericho will be back at the commentary table.
And that’s the preview for tonight’s AEW Dynamite. Get ready for another couple of action packed hours of wrestling, which you can read about here with live updates. Enjoy the show!
This week’s Dynamite opens with a video of Cody sitting in front of a monitor showing clips of Lance Archer, Kip Sabian, Sammy Guevara, Darby Allin, and Dustin Rhodes. He says they’re all known factors, but who is he? He asks where he fits in all this? Just the three-star ring general who broke the throne because he was afraid to sit in it? He asks if he’s too comfortable, too complacent? He praises TNT for comissioning a new TNT Championship and says fans will criticize it but history will remember them as a company who introduced another major title less than a year into its life. He says he has to prove to himself where he fits in AEW in the TNT Championship Tournament.
TNT Championship Tournament
Sammy Guevara Vs. Darby Allin
Before Darby can even get to the ring, Sammy attacks him with a dive to the outside. Allin gets thrown into the barricade and Jericho reminds everyone that this is payback for when Allin attacked Sammy at Revolution before the bell. Guevara pulls a ladder from under the ring and bridges it from the apron to the guard rail. Sammy lifts Darby and puts him on the ladder, then goes to the top rope and leaps with a splash to Darby on the ladder!
— TDE Wrestling (@tde_wrestling) April 23, 2020
Back live and Darby is still down, but Sammy lifts him and throws him into the ring for a two-count. Sammy lifts Darby and attacks him in the corner. Allin knocks Sammy into a tree of woe and takes his boot off before applying an ankle lock. Guevara crawls to the ropes and Darby grabs him but gets kicked back. Sammy pulls the ropes to go to the apron and hits a springboard cutter.
Guevara paces around the ring but Darby gets him back in the ankle lock. Sammy gets to the ropes to break free, then both guys trade punches. Sammy drops Darby with a kick for a two-count as we head to the break.
We return to see Darby shoot for a suicide dive but Sammy moves and he crashed into the barricade. Guevara gets Darby back in the ring and hits a 630 and goes for the pin but Darby gets the ropes. Sammy tries to whip Dabry but he counters with a float-over stunner. Sammy catches Allin and attempts a torture rack knee but Darby reverses into The Last Supper and gets the three count.
Winner: Darby Allin
Darby progresses to the semi-final of the TNT Championship Tournament, where he will face Cody. Later tonight Kip Sabian faces Dustin Rhodes in the next round.
We get a video of Matt Hardy at his compound. He says he laid out a proposition to Chris Jericho two weeks ago, inviting him to the compound for the Ultimate Deletion, but he hasn’t heard a reply. He says Damascus can tell Jericho is scared and the only one of his circle that has the testicle to mention him by name is Sammy Guevara, the false god. So if Jericho doesn’t want to come, then Sammy can. He says that if Damascus is too intimidating for Jericho, then he can talk to the Matt Hardy vessel. We then see regular Matt standing in a leather jacket, saying he has immense respect for Jericho, Kenny Omega, Cody, and so on, the pillars of AEW. He says AEW is a platform for the future, a place that’s trying to do something great for the next generations. So if Jericho wants to send Sammy Guevara, a future Chris Jericho, to the Hardy compound he will kick his ass.
— TDE Wrestling (@tde_wrestling) April 23, 2020
Kenny Omega Vs. Alan Angels
The match gets underway and Angels sidesteps the lock-up and kicks his leg. This time they do lock-up and Kenny slams Angels down and takes a front facelock. Omega hits Alan with a shoulder tackle as Jericho talks about him being a part of WWE’s developmental and not being used properly. Omega drops Angels with a chop to the chest, then hits a headbutt.
Angels counters the snap dragon suplex and hits a basement dropkick, followed by a running senton. Omega comes back with a backbreaker for a two-count. Kenny beats on Alan for a minute but he rolls to the apron to create some distance, and snaps Omega on the top rope. Angels hits a rope-assisted dropkick for a short two-count. Angels dodges Kenny and delivers a flurry of kicks, but Omega comes back with a snap dragon suplex.
Omega hits the V-Trigger for a near-fall. Omega hits a slam, followed by another V-Trigger for the win.
Winner: Kenny Omega
We get a video package for Scorpio Sky, which reveals that he had some really bad back injuries and it almost ended his career. He says he had been doing it for years with no big breaks or real luck until he decided to give it one more shot and formed SCU in 2017. The story will be continued later.
We see Cody sitting at a desk and he’s listeningt to a call from Dustin Rhodes, who says if he can’t beat Kip Sabian tonight he will retire. He says he feels great at 51 but if he can’t beat a son of a bitch like Kip, then he has no business in the game.